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SLO High student arrested, accused of felony hate crimes

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The San Luis Obispo Police Department announced on Tuesday the arrest of a student last week on suspicion of hate crime violations.

The 15-year-old boy was taken into custody last Thursday after police investigated his treatment of a 15-year old autistic boy at school.

Detectives say the boy who was arrested had been bullying the other boy since the beginning of the school year.

The aggressor had threatened to hurt the victim because of his autism and also "sent threatening and derogatory text messages related to the victim's special needs and perceived sexual orientation," according to Capt. Chris Staley.

Police say the two boys got into a physical altercation at San Luis Obispo High School in late February, the bullying victim filed a police report, and once the suspect found out about it, he allegedly threatened the victim. That's when detectives obtained an arrest warrant.

The boy was said to be arrested without incident at the police department on March 1, then booked into the San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Services Center. He is being held on $75,000 bail on suspicion of making criminal threats, felony hate crime and felony witness intimidation charges.

Police are not releasing the boys' names due to their age.

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