Three Long Island high school students have been arrested for stomping and kicking a 14 year-old boy while screaming anti-gay epithets at him.
Nassau County Police say on Tuesday at 2:15 p.m., 18-year-old David Spencer of North Valley Stream; 16-year-old Chase Morrison of Lakeview; and 14-year-old Roy Wilson of Baldwin assaulted their 14-year-old classmate on a bus leaving the Nassau BOCES Career Preparatory High School in Hicksville. Spencer and Morrison threw insults at the victim for his sexual orientation while they and Wilson beat the boy up. The victim was stomped and kicked on his arms, legs, stomach and thighs. He also suffered a visible bruise on his forearms and pain throughout his body. On the bus ride to school the following morning on Wednesday at 7:20 a.m., the Spencer and Morrison once again insulted the victim for being gay. This time, they slapped him across the face and on the head.
Last night the three boys were charged with assault and harassment. They will be arraigned today.
UPDATE: Prosecutors have charged the trio with assault as a hate crime.