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Amended charges for teens involved in assault

Press release from Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield County Police charged two teens at Thomas Dale High School with assault last week following an investigation into an alleged bias-motivated incident. 

Upon further consultation with the Commonwealth's Attorney's office, the simple assault charges have been amended to bias-motivated assault, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction. 

Police received information that a student was assaulted on May 11 by two other students at an after-school activity. The victim reported that the suspects grabbed him and attempted to put a rope around his neck. The victim's parent reported the incident to school officials and police. 

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