57 Charges of Child Abuse and Assault to be Leveled Against Drunken Hockey Fans Who Sprayed Native Youth with Beer

Students from American Horse School at Allen on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Students from American Horse School at Allen on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (File Photo)

RAPID CITY— Some 57 charges of child abuse and assault reportedly will be filed against the drunken hockey fans who subjected 57 American Indian students to racially-charged taunts the included spraying the students with beer and lacing them with racial slurs, according to unnamed sources.

This news comes on the heels of a meeting held this afternoon, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, in Rapid City, South Dakota with a group of parents of the students, school officials, Oglala Sioux Tribal officials, law enforcement, the general manager of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and city officials from Rapid City.

Excellence in EducationA busload of parents took the one hour and half bus ride and arrived to meet with the Rapid City officials to discuss the incident and to seek justice for their children. Some are calling on the U.S. Attorney’s Office to bring hate crime charges against the perpetrators.

The meeting was held one day after the Rapid City Police Department opened a formal investigation into the incident that occured last Saturday night at a Rapid City Rush hockey game.

The names of the perpetrators who assaulted the young tribal students have not been released to the media at press time.

The students, who attend the American Horse School in the hamlet of Allen on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, suffered through an onslaught of beer being sprayed on them as they were told by the perpetrators to “go back to the reservation.”

The American Horse school group took up some 65 seats, which included parents, chaperones and students, during the game.​

Because of the racially-charge assault, the chaperones removed the youth from the game before its conclusion.

The American Horse School is a K-8th grade school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Diane DuBray contributed to this story from Lawrence, Kansas.

 

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