Three Arrested for Alleged South Park-Inspired "Kick a Ginger" Beatings

(Comedy Central)
CALABASAS, Calif. (CBS/AP) Three boys have been arrested for allegedly bullying red-haired students after a Facebook message inspired by "South Park" promoted "Kick a Ginger Day" at a Southern California middle school.

Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Monday that two 12-year-olds were arrested for suspicion of misdemeanor battery, and a 13-year-old was booked for misdemeanor cyber bullying.

All three were released to their parents.

A total of eight boys are suspected in the Nov. 20 attacks on seven students at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. Nobody was seriously hurt.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Richard Erickson says the attackers may have been inspired by a 2005 episode of the television show "South Park," which uses the term "ginger" to satirize racial intolerance.

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