Three Guilford College Students Arrested In Group Assualt

Guilford College officials have scheduled a community forum on campus today to discuss an assault that authorities say was ethnically motivated.

Three Guilford College students are free on bond after authorities accused them of beating three Palestinian students. Two of the students were seriously injured.

The News and Record of Greensboro, citing court documents, reports that the assailants used their fists, feet and brass knuckles. The attack involved at least 15 members of the school's football team and occurred at Bryan Hall, a dormitory on the Guilford College campus.

The attack occurred early Saturday morning.

Michael Bates, Michael Robert Six and Christopher Barnette are all charged with ethnic intimidation and assault and battery.

School officials stressed that the college will hold its own judicial process in addition to monitoring the criminal charges.