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Central Coast Teen Accused Of Hate Crime, Threatening Autistic Classmate

A teenage boy on the Central Coast is facing hate crime and other charges after detectives say for months he bullied, and threatened a teen with autism.

San Luis Obispo Police say the teen sent threatening and derogatory text messages to the victim, and also physically threatened the 15 year old victim.

They say it had been going on since the start of the school year. Detectives say after the victim went to police, the teen threatened him again if he pursued the matter.

The San Luis Obispo High School student was booked on hate crime, witness intimidation, and criminal threat charges.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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