Newark High School Students Suspended After Attack On Transgender Student

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Seven students at a Newark high school have been suspended following the assault of a 14-year-old transgender student.

The student, Kylie Perez, was attacked last week by another student in a hallway at East Side High School, NJ.com reported. Officials said the student who beat Perez and those who recorded it have been suspended.

Newark school officials said the suspended students will have disciplinary hearings this week.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has said the incident is being investigated as a possible bias crime. But no charges have been filed so far.

Perez and her mother met Monday with Mayor Ras Baraka and school administrators. District officials have planned a series of assemblies about acceptance that will feature Perez as a speaker.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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