A 13-year-old girl has been arrested on charges she helped bully and attack a Muslim girl at their Staten Island middle school.
The girl is being charged as a juvenile, along with a 12-year-old boy who was arrested last week. She was charged with third-degree assault as a hate crime and attempted robbery. She is due in Family Court Tuesday.
Authorities say the two bullied and tormented a 13-year-old Muslim girl at the school, calling her a "terrorist" and trying to steal from her.
They say the abuse culminated with the two trying to rip off her headscarf. The girl suffered minor injuries.
If convicted, the 13-year-old faces 18 months in juvenile detention. School officials say disciplinary action is pending.