A 17-year-old high school student has been charged with assault and battery after a game on a school bus escalated into a fight Wednesday afternoon.
Police say the student turned himself in on Friday morning at the Moss Justice Detention Center. The York County Sheriff’s Office had an arrest warrant for the student.
The Sheriff’s Office says a school resource officer found one student “covered with blood” and bleeding from his face after the school bus fight.
Another boy, 16, had blood on his hands and clothes, according to a Sheriff’s Office police report.
The two students began the fight after the 17-year-old got “aggravated with participating” in a game called “Yo Mama”--similar to a reality TV show on MTV, the report states.
The older student warned the 16-year-old to stop, the report states. He told police he got angry because the game continued.
He “gently tapped” the younger boy on the chin, the report states, which sparked the 16-year-old to retaliate by punching the 17-year-old in the face. The 16-year-old admitted to punching the other student and will appear in Family Court, according to the report.
Both students received medical attention after the incident and are facing the same charges of assault and battery third degree and interfering with the operation of a school bus.
James Joseph Hager, 17, of York turned himself in and was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office on Friday morning.
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