Sad thing is, no one at the party came to his rescue.
Also of interest is the lack of information on the two perps involved in the attack. Who exactly where they, why the failure to give information on the identity of these two anti-Semites, there were 20 people who witnessed the attack, there should be ample inforrmation for a composite drawing.
MSU student’s mouth stapled, jaw broken in reported hate crime attack
OAKLAND COUNTY, MI – A 19-year-old Michigan State University student is recovering at home in Oakland County today after surgery overnight for a broken jaw his family says stems from a brutal hate crime.
Two men at a party early Sunday attacked Zachary Tennen, a journalism sophomore at MSU, after asking whether he was Jewish, his mother, Tina Tennen, said today.
They raised their arms in a Nazi salute, chanting “Heil Hitler” and then knocked Tennen unconscious, she said.
While he was out, the men stapled his mouth, putting a staple into his gum, she said.
Tennen said her son said no one at the party helped him as he was attacked then thrown out of the gathering. He took a cab to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing for initial treatment, but underwent surgery in metro Detroit overnight to have his jaw wired shut, his mother said.
“I’m really, really upset in a few ways,” Zachary Tennen, said, according to the MSU student newspaper the State News. “First of all it is a terrible experience, physically and also mentally to know someone would do something like this,” he said before his surgery, despite the difficulties for him to talk.
“It almost seemed like they tried to kill me, and to think about that in my brain, physically – it isn’t very pleasant.”
The family has filed a report with East Lansing Police.