Boy allegedly set Jewish girl’s hair on fire after making slurs
December 6, 2011
TORONTO (JTA) – A Canadian teenager was arrested for allegedly setting a Jewish classmate’s hair on fire after making anti-Semitic remarks.
Winnipeg police have charged the 15-year-old boy with assault with a weapon following an investigation of the Nov. 18 incident in the hallway of a local high school. Police say he confronted a 14-year-old girl and made the slurs before pulling out a cigarette lighter and singing her hair.
The girl did not suffer any serious physical injuries.
Police weren’t notified of the incident until Nov. 25 and arrested the boy on Dec. 4, CBC News reported.