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[Fritz of On the Fritz]

Forgive the obscure reference to Heroes. But, when I read this story, I thought about the blonde cheerleader character with the power to instantly heal broken bones and run through burning box cars. Of course, the male cheerleader who was attacked by gay bashers will be recovering from his injuries for quite a bit longer.

Source: Gay News From 365Gay.com

Police Probe Gay Bashing At HS Football Game

by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
October 24, 2006 – 12:01 am ET

(Malden, Massachusetts) Police have begun a hate crime investigation into the gay bashing of a cheerleader at a suburban Boston football game.

After Malden High School defeated rival Melrose High last month a female teen allegedly began harassing a 17-year old male Malden cheerleader, using anti-gay slurs.

A male teen who was with the girl then reportedly began punching the youth.

Malden football players who had boarded the team bus when the disturbance broke out rushed to the cheerleaders aid, but by the time they got there the assailants had escaped.

The victim, along with a female teen who fainted, was treated at an area hospital. Following the incident both high schools held what school officials called “Diversity Rallies”.

Melrose school Superintendent Joseph Casey has declined to say whether the two suspects were believed to be students at the school.

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At least this is being investigated as a hate crime. I suppose that’s an indication of progress in the area of law enforcement.

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