Four Teens Charged for Racial Harassment of Black Student at Michigan’s Hartland High School

Four Livingston County teens have been charged following allegations of racial harassment against a former Hartland High School student, who is Black.

The Hartland Consolidated School District announced an investigation in early March after Tatayana Vanderlaan said she was harassed by her fellow students because she is Black.

The Hartland senior posted on her Facebook page March 1 saying students had called her the N-word and had made fun of her hair and appearance.

On May 24, the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges.

Three of the students are charged as adults because they are 17 years old, Livingston County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Carolyn Henry said.

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SOURCE: Livingston Daily, Kayla Daugherty

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