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2 Teens Accused of Using Racial Slurs and Urinating on Girl During NJ High School Football Game

Authorities have declined to elaborate on the slurs that allegedly were used or discuss other related details, citing the ongoing investigation

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    2 Teens Accused of Urinating on Girl and Using Racial Slurs at NJ High School Football Game

    Two teenagers are accused of urinating on a girl and using racial slurs against her during a high school football game in Lawrence Township, New Jersey. NBC's Brian Thompson takes a look at the reactions from the community.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019)

    Authorities say two 17-year-old boys used racial slurs and urinated on a younger girl while all three attended a high school football game in central New Jersey.

    But it’s still not clear what sparked the incident at Lawrence High School on Friday night. Authorities have declined to elaborate on the slurs that allegedly were used or discuss other related details, citing the ongoing investigation.

    Lawrence police say both of the boys are of Indian descent and live in the township. They’re charged with harassment, bias intimidation, and lewdness.

    Police say the teens were released to their parents.

    Authorities have not disclosed the race or age of the victim, saying only that she also lives in Lawrence and attends a public school.

    The school district says they also are investigating the incident.

    On Saturday, Lawrence Township Mayor Christopher Bobbitt posted a statement on the incident on his Facebook page.

    "As I have said publicly before, hate has no home in Lawrence Township," he wrote. "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."