Boy charged in assault on student draped in gay pride flag

Georgia News

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia teenager faces juvenile charges after he attacked a student draped in a gay pride flag in a school cafeteria.

Video of the incident was recorded last week at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, south Georgia.

It shows a teen boy charging across the cafeteria and jerking the flag from a second boy’s back as he falls.

A third student tries to push away the attacker, who slams the flag into a garbage can.

Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk says the boy has been charged with disorderly conduct, simple battery and disruption of a public facility.

Officials say the victim wasn’t physically injured

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