Investigators say there will be no charges filed after a 12-year-old black girl suffered rope burns to her neck during a school field trip to a ranch in Texas.
The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that Blanco County Sheriff’s Capt. Ben Ablon said Monday that there’s no evidence to support allegations that the injuries were intentional or racially motived.
The girl, referred to as KP, told her mother that several of her peers found a swing with a long rope attached to it. A negligence lawsuit filed by the family alleges the girl was racially targeted by three white boys while they played with a rope swing attached to a tree during the field trip in April. The lawsuit seeks $3 million from the Live Oak Classical School in Waco and the ranch owner.
The school says the girl was accidentally hurt.
The news segment below profiles the incident: