8-year-old’s lynching hell
Traumatized boy’s mom seeks money to leave N.H. town
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.