The school nurse was unlocking his bicycle when an older white man called him a racial slur and spat at him.
These are among the worst examples of thousands of anti-Asian incidents that have been reported since the Covid-19 crisis began.
Still, federal government agencies can act on their own to address this upsurge in racism.
The US Commission on Civil Rights has recently raised concerns about the new racism and violence.
And the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has stated that during Covid-19, protecting civil rights and investigating hate crimes remain a high priority.