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US students ‘tried to push lesbian off cliff’

PinkNews Staff Writer April 26, 2010
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Two teenagers in the US state of Kentucky were arrested last week after allegedly trying to kill a lesbian classmate.

Ashley N Sams of Annville and Corrine M Schwab of Sandgap, both 18, were arrested last Wednesday and released on bail.

They have been charged with the attempted murder and kidnapping of 18-year-old classmate Cheyenne Williams, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Ms Williams told police last week that the pair and another girl had assaulted her and tried to push her off the cliff at Flat Lick Falls.

All four are thought to attend Jackson County High School.

A police report said she was “taken against her will to the Flat Lick Falls area” where she was assaulted and that the other three girls “attempted to push her over a cliff, which could have resulted in serious physical injury or death”.

Ms Williams was able to record the incident on her mobile and her mother Dee Johnson said that she was targeted because she is openly gay.

The third girl arrested, 17, cannot be named due to her age.

The alleged incident took place on April 16th, which was the National Day of Silence, a school event to raise awareness of homophobic bullying.

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