http://www.ldnews.com/state/ci_1392569626 Asian students attacked at Philly high school
The Associated Press
Updated: 12/04/2009 09:37:22 AM EST
PHILADELPHIA—A number of Asian students at South Philadelphia High School are staying home after some say they were targeted for attack.
A counselor at the Chinatown Development Corporation says 26 Asian students were beaten in the hallways by a gang of other students throughout the day Thursday.
Seven of the victims were treated at a hospital for scrapes and bruises.
School district officials say 10 students have been suspended.
The school is 18 percent Asian and has been designated by the state as "persistently dangerous" the last three years.
The school's principal declined to comment. Another official says assaults at the school are down by 50 percent from last year.