Teen found guilty of ethnic intimidation to appeal verdict
BREVARD, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teenager found guilty of ethnic intimidation and simple assault plans to appeal the decision.
WLOS-TV in Asheville reports authorities in Transylvania County say the teen threatened to hang a classmate at Brevard High School, hit the teenager with a nylon strap and used racial slurs. The incident occurred in May on the high school campus.
The teen was found guilty by a judge on Tuesday in Transylvania County District Court. District Attorney Greg Newman said the teen’s appeal will likely result in a jury trial next year.
Quenton Sample-French and his mother said they are aware of the defendant’s decision. Rose Sample said if the teen wants to take the case to the next level, she and her 17-year-old son will stand their ground.
Information from: WLOS-TV, http://www.wlos.com/