8-year-old’s lynch­ing hell

Trau­ma­tized boy’s mom seeks money to leave N.H. town

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is­sued a phone mes­sage to par­ents on Mon­day say­ing of­fi­cials were “very trou­bled by what oc­curred.”

“We re­cently learned of an al­leged racially-based hate crime that oc­curred late last month in Claremont,” the state­ment, ob­tained by The News, read. “Racism, and hate, are not a thing of the past.”

Of­fi­cials said the in­ci­dent would be a topic of dis­cus­sion at a school board meet­ing on Wed­nes­day.

“We just want to make sure jus­tice is served," said Cody Ray­mond, 43, co-owner of the Ferro Deli in Claremont. “I do hope, as a com­mu­nity, we can have some dis­cus­sion about unity. I do feel like we need to have a di­a­logue in some way.”

Quincy Mer­lin was all smiles in Face­book shot (main photo), but has suf­fered af­ter teens pushed him off ta­ble with rope around his neck, lead­ing to rope burns (above). Right, Quincy’s grand­mother, Lorrie Slat­tery, is “very con­cerned” for him.

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