Black student locked to locker, fellow students walk off yelling "Slave for Sale!"

A 17-year-old African American student in Santa Monica, California (a beachside LA enclave known mostly for yoga, kombucha, surfers, and actors) was victimized by fellow students on his high school wrestling team. They assembled a mock-lynching scene with a wrestling dummy and a noose, then tackled the child, locked him to a locker, and walked away yelling "slave for sale!" Students took pictures on their cell phones, but "most if not all were deleted at the request of staff, according to multiple sources." Too bad: might have proved helpful in court. Sad understatement of the ages: an email from the school principal described it as "an incident with racial overtones." (via Harry Allen)