At least four red-haired girls and three boys are now believed to have been victims of the so-called ginger attacks at a Calabasas middle school that were inspired by a Facebook message, a Los Angeles County sheriff's investigation has revealed.
The seven victims were targeted in a series of assaults at or near A.E. Wright Middle School that began early Friday after the perpetrators acted on a Facebook message stating that it was "Kick a Ginger Day," authorities said. Ginger is a label given to people with red hair, freckles and fair skin.
Detectives have identified eight boys at the school as formal subjects of the investigation, said Steve Whitmore, a sheriff's spokesman. No arrests have been made.
The investigation began after a 12-year-old boy was assaulted by his classmates, authorities said. His cuts and bruises were treated by a school nurse, who reported the incident to the principal.