A Florida judge sentenced three teenagers to indefinite probation after they pled guilty to aggravated battery charges for taking part in a school bus beating earlier this year.
Joshua Reddin, Julian McKnight and Lloyd Khemradj, all 15, will also be forced to do community service, submit to random drug tests and electronic monitoring and wear ankle bracelets for as long as 60 days. The teens must also take anger management classes and stay away from the victim — a 13-year-old boy.
In addition to the assault charge, Reddin pleaded guilty to a count of robbery for taking $5 from the victim. As a result of the robbery plea, Fla. Circuit Judge Raymond Gross ordered Reddin to do more community service than the other two boys.
“If these matters were in adult court ... they would be considered very serious," Gross said.
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The teens attacked the boy after he informed officials at their dropout prevention school that one of them had tried to sell him marijuana. He ended up with a a broken arm and two black eyes.
Reddin said the attack happened because he had been "disrespected" by the victim, but he told Gross that he was "sorry" for the attack.
McKnight's father also said his son was sorry for taking part in the attack, Fox News reported.
“All I can say is that he had his consequences already, you know?” McKnight said. “This is life. I am sorry what happened to the victim. It's just the way it is. My son ain’t never been no bad person, he just got mixed [up] with bad people, that’s all … He’s sorry.”