Crystal Lake middle school student charged with hate crime

A middle school student from northwest suburban Crystal Lake is charged with aggravated battery and a hate crime.

February 12, 2014 4:35:03 PM PST
A middle school student from northwest suburban Crystal Lake is charged with aggravated battery and a hate crime.

It's from a fight that happened at Hannah Beardsley Middle School in a hallway just after lunch on Monday.

Another student suffered broken collarbones and was hospitalized.

Police say the attacker referred to the victim's national origin just before tackling and hitting him.