As Wayland Union High School students cleaned out their lockers on the last day of school, a fight between three freshmen girls erupted, leaving one girl with facial injuries.
Wayland police told 24 Hour News 8 the fight happened after fourth period Tuesday, and they have interviewed two suspects plus the victim, who was a new student this year at Wayland Union High School.
Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, saying the suspects told them the girl was a gay-rights advocate at the school and was trying to in their words “impose her views on them.”
Aggravated assault charges and hate crime charges are possible.
Gay non-profit The Triangle Foundation has called for a full investigation.