Hate Crime Charges Filed in Attack

Published 03/29 2012 11:48AM

Updated 03/29 2012 05:48PM

SPRINGFIELD -- Two teens are charged with a hate crime after police say they assaulted a custodian at a Springfield High School. 18-year olds Robert Hunt and Anthony Ishmael were arrested last month.     Police say the men yelled racial slurs at a black custodian who was salting the parking lot. The men and a third suspect then allegedly attacked the victim.
    He was able to scare them off when he pulled a pocketknife out for protection. Both suspects are being held at the Sangamon County Jail.

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