Ed. note: I've changed the headline on this post. Although it sounds like a good bet the kids in question were BLS students - they got off the same train that BLS students take - as people have noted in the comments, there is a chance they could go to some other school.
So many Boston Latin School students who live in Roslindale and West Roxbury board the 3 p.m. Needham train at Ruggles that the train's conductor sets aside two cars just for them.
This afternoon, an Asian-American BLS student who lives in West Roxbury got off the train, as she does most days, at the Lagrange Street stop. She reports what happened as she walked down Dent Street:
I had to walk home from the train today listening to little white boys chant "We hate the chinks. We hate the n******. White supremacy." Tell me again how BLS doesn't have a race problem.
She says it was four guys. They all seemed young, so probably "sixies" - seventh-grade students - or maybe eighth graders, she estimates.
Before they started with the epithets, they decided to announce, "This whole street is white,' she says. "So I assumed it may have been partially directed at me." She adds she doesn't know what set them off; she wasn't paying any attention to them until she heard their chants.
She adds this is the first time she's run into something like this at the train stop.
In January, BLS became the subject of national attention - and a Justice Department probe - when black students used social media to complain about their treatment at the school.