A 14-year-old teen who is a student at Naperville High School was arrested and appeared in court on Wednesday morning on two counts of felony hate crime and one count of disorderly conduct, after posting a racist ad on Craigslist that included a photo of an African American classmate, with the caption "Slave for sale (Naperville)."
His name and age were not released. The youth was charged as a juvenile and appeared with his parents. The judge ordered that him and the alleged victim have no offensive contact while both are at school and no contact outside the classroom. He is due back in court on Dec. 18. Naperville. Chief of Police Robert Marshall described the ad as a "despicable and extremely offensive post."
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"Hate crimes have no place in our society and will not be tolerated in DuPage County. Anyone, regardless of age, accused of such disgraceful actions will be charged accordingly. I would like to thank the Naperville Police Department for their work on this case,” the DuPage County State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin said. "Every single person deserves the right to feel safe and welcome in our community, and this department will continue to strive to make that a reality by thoroughly investigating any allegations of hate crimes and bringing those found responsible to justice," Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall commented the incident.