The girl accused of beating a 16-year-old on a school bus was sentenced to 270 days of probation and ordered to pay over $2,000 in fines today.
The beating happened in February of this year. The video (see below) shows the attacker walking to the back of the bus where the victim, Chase Cristia, was sitting. The attacker then starts punching the girl relentlessly and says “That’s what you get for talking sh*t b**ch!”
The attacker remains anonymous because she is a juvenile.
Cristia was too shy to speak in court but prepared a pre-written statement.
“With the love and support from my family and friends I will overcome,” the statement said. “But I believe these girls should be held accountable for their poor decisions. Not only did they plan and execute this attack on me, but they were proud of what they did and bragged about it. I believe they should be punished and made to learn a lesson from this.”
The judge scolded the 17-year-old attacker and said there was “no excuse” for her actions.
“There's no excuse for it. Absolutely no excuse,” the judge said. “There is no provocation for that to occur on a school bus, in our community. It's supposed to be safe. We put our children on buses so they can travel safely to school.”
The attacker will be on probation for the next 270 days. She must comply with a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, write an apology letter Cristia, and undergo mental and substance abuse evaluations as well.
Here’s video footage of the attack: