New Jersey police officers arrested two teens after someone allegedly urinated on a Black girl while using racially offensive names at a homecoming football game Friday night.
Apparently, upperclassmen targeted younger Black kids, taunted them and called them n—–s. Someone urinated on an eighth-grade student, an incident other social media posts described as involving a young black girl. This is according to Sakeenah Iman, who is a parent and has a child that attends Lawrence High School.
Lawrence Township Mayor Christopher Bobbitt said in a Facebook post Saturday he was “deeply disturbed” by the online account of what happened.
“As I have said publicly before, hate has no home in Lawrence Township,” Bobbitt said. “As someone that has felt its sting, I know that bigotry exists and sadly will continue to exist but that doesn’t mean that I give up.”
Bobbitt said he immediately informed the township’s chief of police, the township manager and the school board when he heard about the incident.
“So, what’s next,” Bobbitt asked in the post. “The police need to do their jobs and investigate the matter.”
The Lawrence Township Police Department announced the arrests on Twitter Saturday and described the boys as 17-year-olds of Indian descent.
“As a police department, we take these incidents very seriously and we will continue to investigate until all of the facts are uncovered,” police said in another statement on the township Facebook page Saturday. “This type of behavior will not be condoned in our community.”