Police Investigate Report Of Slurs, Attack On RTD Bus

DENVER (AP) — Denver police are investigating a report that a high school student was subjected to racial slurs and physically assaulted on a mass-transit bus.

Denver Public Schools said Friday the student was black and the alleged attacker was an older white man, and that the assault appeared to be racially motivated.

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South High School (credit: CBS)

Police spokesman John White said he couldn’t confirm whether race was a factor. He said officers are looking for witnesses and reviewing video from a camera on the bus.

The school district says in a written report the incident occurred Wednesday.

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The district says witnesses reported the man singled out the student because of the student’s race. The district says other passengers intervened and the man got off the bus.

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(credit: CBS)

The statement says the student returned to school the next day.

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