Young Girl Becomes Second Busted in Head Scarf Hate Crime
Krystal Callender, a 13-year-old Staten Island girl, became the second kid busted by the Hate Crimes Task Force for attempted robbery, felony assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment for bullying a Muslim classmate for two months, the New York Post reports. In the most physical of the allegations, Callender and Osman Daramy are accused of pushing the other 13-year-old girl down into snow and beating her up while trying to remove her hijab. These are the same troubled kids that already got caught robbing a pizza deliveryman in the school parking lot.
Daramy being arrested (Steve White/NY Post)
Callender was arraigned over the weekend in Family Court, but was not held. She is due back in court on Wednesday, while Osman's already-long rap sheet kept him locked up without bail until his own appearance tomorrow.
All three children involved attend Dreyfus Intermediate School, which has the third-highest suspension rate in Staten Island.