2 New Jersey Teens Face Charges After Allegedly Urinating on Someone, Using Racial Slurs

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Two New Jersey teenagers face multiple charges after someone was urinated on and racial slurs were used at a high school football game, police said.

The incident occurred Friday night at the Lawrence High School football game, Lawrence Township Police said in a news release.

The teenagers, who live in Lawrence Township, are 17-year-old boys of “Indian descent,” police said on Twitter. The two face several counts of harassment, bias intimidation and lewdness in connection with the incident, police said.

Police did not give the race of the victim, and did not respond to requests Sunday asking for additional information. The two statements police issued Saturday did not say what racial slurs were allegedly used. Neither did the post on the department’s Twitter page.

The incident is still being investigated, police say

In statements, the township’s mayor and school district said bias incidents don’t belong in their community.

“As I have said publicly before, hate has no home in Lawrence Township. 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. Instead I look to find allies that will help me fight the cancer of bigotry,” Mayor Christopher Bobbitt said in a Facebook post.

A Facebook post from Lawrence Township Public Schools said: “We take these incidents seriously and we will continue to investigate until all of the facts are uncovered.”

“To echo Mayor Bobbitt, ‘hate has no home in Lawrence Township,'” the statement said.

Lawrence Township is northeast of Trenton, the state’s capital.

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