The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is debating whether to file criminal charges against three Calabasas youths arrested in connection with recent attacks on redheaded students at a middle school.
Sheriff's investigators booked two 12-year-old boys on charges of battery on school property and a 13-year-old boy on charges of cyber-bullying: sending a threat via electronic communication. The case was presented to a juvenile-case prosecutor Monday.
The attacks were apparently spurred by a Facebook site and inspired by an episode of the animated "South Park" television show titled "Ginger Kids."
Steve Whitmore, a Sheriff's Department spokesman, said some of those accused in the assaults at A.E. Wright Middle School could be put in a diversion program rather than face a formal criminal complaint.