Hundreds of people are supporting a boy after bullies shouted racial slurs at him while he walked home from school.

Mateus Romauldo of Murray, Utah, called his mom terrified after school earlier this month. He told her he a group of teenager driving by in a car rolled down the windows and shouted racial slurs at him as he walked home from school.

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“He felt very terrified and actually told me he thought the kids were going to shoot him,” mom Heather Romauldo told WHO-TV.

Romauldo posted the story on Facebook, where it caught the attention of Mateus’ basketball coach, Troy Harlan. He decided to organize a walk so that Mateus wouldn’t feel scared walking home from school.

Hundreds of people showed up to the event to show unity against bullying and racism.

Romauldo filed a police report, and the incident involving Mateo is being investigated.

Bullies targeted this boy walking home from school, so now hundreds of strangers are walking with him Screenshot / WHO-TV

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