Boy burns girl’s hair in school while saying ‘let’s burn the Jews’By Mason White 4:06 PM January 5, 2014
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By: Moses Gold
A Jewish girl was burned by another student while sitting in her classroom, according to court proceedings in Canada.
Shockingly, the judge ruled that the incident was not a hate crime.
The girl’s hair was burned while studying in a high school in Winnipeg.
“She was not targeted because of her Jewish faith, but because her tormentor was a jerk and a bully,” a judge ruled on Friday.
Now 17, the girl’s attacker had already been convicted of assault with a weapon
According to prosecutors, the teen approached the then 15-year-old victim while crossing paths near the lockers and began to talk to her.
He took out a lighter and started flicking it around her head.
“Let’s burn the Jews,” he said.
A portion of the victim’s hair caught fire. She suffered no lasting physical damage.
The boy apologized to the victim.
The boy was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation, write a letter of apology to the victim and perform 75 hours of community service.