Sheriff’s personnel are investigating a 9-year-old Rancho Murieta girl’s report that she was attacked last week by two teenage boys who hit her in the head with a rock. In one version of the story circulating in the community, the boys used racial epithets and taunted the girl, who is said to be African-American.
Security and the sheriff’s department would not confirm the racial aspect of the story, but they did confirm the girl said she was walking home from the school bus around 3 p.m. Friday when one of the teens hit her with a rock near Lago and Pera drives.
Deputies and emergency personnel responded. The girl was injured by the rock, which hit her in the forehead, but she didn’t require hospitalization, according to Security. Security Logs for the day describe the suspects only as white male juveniles.
The sheriff’s department said it is investigating. A Security officer took a rock as evidence, according to a sheriff’s spokesperson.
Security Chief Greg Remson said scuffles between kids of the same age have occurred before, but an incident of this type is unusual. “This appears to be a random incident,” he said.