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Vance-Granville Student Charged With Ethnic Intimidation

Posted April 25, 2008 10:30 a.m. EDT
Updated April 25, 2008 11:28 a.m. EDT

— A Vance-Granville Community College student has been arrested after black students on campus were threatened with a rope, authorities said.

Stephen Overton, 17, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of ethnic intimidation.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Green said Overton put a rope around a friend’s neck in a community college parking lot and taunted two black students, telling them he would do the same thing to them and using racial slurs.

Overton was with a group of at least five white men at the time, Green said.