Last updated at 6:23 PM on 4th March 2012
Police are investigating a possible race hate attack after a 13-year-old boy was doused in gasoline and set on fire.
The teenager, who suffered first degree burns to his face and hands, is white and his two attackers black.
His mother Melissa Coon said the attackers told her son ‘This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy’.
Police in Kansas City said they are investigating the alleged assault as a possible hate crime.
Investigators said the assault took place as the teen walked home from East High School.