Teens Accused of Cutting Swastika into Classmate’s Head

Four arrested for allegedly kidnapping and torturing a 16-year-old

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Police arrested four Oregon teenagers Wednesday for kidnapping, robbery, assault and menacing after the allegedly cut a swastika into a schoolmate’s forehead.

Police in Portland say the suspects lured the victim into a shed in on Feb. 10, hit him over the head with a crowbar, shot him with a BB gun and then cut a swastika into his forehead with a box cutter, KPTV reports. Three of the suspects—Jenna Montgomery, 15, Blue Christian Kalmbach, 15, and Jess Taylor, 17—have been charged as adults; a judge set their bail at $3 million each. One 14-year-old also accused of participating will be tried as a minor. The victim, 16-year-old Dustyn Murrain, attended school with all four of the alleged assailants.

“He’s been severely traumatized not just physically, but emotionally,” the victim’s mother, Kelli Murrain told KPTV. “It’s something he’s gonna live with forever, especially if the scar of [the] swastika doesn’t go away. Every time he looks in the mirror he’s gonna have that memory.”