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NJ Teens Face Bias Charges On School Bus

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LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) – Four teenagers in New Jersey are charged with bias intimidation of their school bus driver.

The boys attend a private school and are about 15 years old. Lakewood police did not know which school.

Lt. Paul Daly told the Asbury Park Press the boys stood behind their black female driver after she objected to them using racial slurs about the Ku Klux Klan’s violence against blacks.

The boys were arrested on the bus Tuesday and released to their parents.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People local chapter president James Waters told the newspaper he plans to contact leaders in the Orthodox Jewish community to develop tolerance and diversity programs in Lakewood’s private schools.

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