Family of 8-year-old biracial boy says he was taunted by group of teenagers

The teenagers allegedly swung the boy by a rope around his neck.
1:29 | 09/13/17

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We turn next to a traveling incident in New Hampshire. The family of an 8-year-old boy who is biracial saying he was taunted by a group of teenagers who then swung him bill a rope around his neck. He was air lifted to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, and ABC's Steve osunsami tonight. Well warn you, this is a difficult story. Reporter: The boy's mother tonight is furious, that this ever happened to her son, and that New Hampshire police, she says, didn't at first take this seriously. The fact that my son was biracial and these boys were of white decent. Reporter: Police say that all the older children allegedly responsible for the wounds to this 8-year-old boy are under 14, and because they're minors, authorities aren't sharing their names. Cassandra Merlin says her son, who's biracial, was over a friend's house down the street on August 28th, when three older boys started teasing him and calling him racial slurs. She says her son was set up, con vinced by the older boys to wrap the ropes from a tire swing around his neck. That's when she says one of the boys pushed him off a picnic table. They continued even after the fact to make comments about white pride, even after the fact that they had hung my son. Reporter: His 11-year-old sister was there watching and screaming. His family safes he swung back and forth three times before he was able to remove the rope from his neck. People in the town of Clairmont rallied to support the boy. The mother says police are trying to reach her tonight to discuss possible juvenile charges. She says when they interviewed her son, they did so in front of the other kids.

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