Racial fighting erupts at Boca Raton High School.
1975 (Apr 23)
Racial fighting erupted at the Boca Raton High School in Boca Raton, Florida. Three students and a police officer were injured. Two white students were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct. Police said the melee began about seven a.m. when several buses carrying Black students from Delray Beach arrived at the school. The Blacks discovered a racial slur on the wall, became incensed, and the fight was on. The school, located in a resort area for millionaires, was first desegregated in 1971. At the time of the racial incident, it had 225 Black and 1,050 white students.