Curfew imposed in Columbia, SC, after teen attack

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Posted: Jun 28, 2011 3:18 PM
Curfew imposed in Columbia, SC, after teen attack

After an 18-year-old was severely beaten by a group of teens in Columbia, S.C., an emergency curfew has been imposed on young people in one of the city's popular nightspot districts.

The curfew requires anyone under 17 to be off the streets from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the city's Five Points area west of downtown and two parks nearby.

Carter Strange was jogging home the night of June 20 when the group of teens attacked and beat him. Eight people are charged in the beating, including a 13-year-old, a 14-year-old and four 16-year-olds.

His family told NBC's "Today" show that he needed two surgeries, including one to remove a blood clot in his brain.

The case has stoked racial tensions. Strange is white, and his attackers are black.