Four black teens were arrested today for allegedly beating a 15-year-old male white student on a school bus in Dover, Del., on Tuesday.
According to WBOC, the suspects, ages 15 to 17, have been charged with third-degree assault and third-degree conspiracy. A fifth teen suspect, also charged with the same crimes, allegedly recorded the beating on a cell phone (video below).
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The assault reportedly happened after the school bus had left Parkway Academy-Central school.
Police say four teens repeatedly punched and kicked the 15-year-old victim, who did not suffer serious injuries.
The school issued a statement: "Parkway Academy-Central is deeply saddened and concerned by the recent incident that took place on Tuesday involving an act of violence by some of our students on one of our school buses... Currently, the school bus driver has been placed on administrative leave pending results of the investigation into this incident."
Jonathan Guessford, who claims to be the victim's uncle, posted a full video of the attack on his Facebook page and wrote that the bus driver did not stop or report the fight:
The bus driver failed to intervene AT ALL. She didn't stop the bus while the beating occurred. She didn't call the police and file a report. She didn't inform the administration that the beating occurred. Apparently, the bus driver called the school and stated that Alec left the bus early for no reason, according to the administrator that called my brother yesterday.
...A student had the video posted to his Facebook page and linked it to each of the student's accounts that were doing the beating. A friend of my sister-in-law made her aware of the video posted on Facebook and when I was made aware of the video I captured and saved the video. Almost immediately after my sister-in-law contacted the school, and made them aware of the video on Facebook, the link was removed. Fortunately, I already captured and saved the video prior to it being deleted.
Sources: Facebook and WBOC