11-year-old charged with assault after school bus fight

jzou@heraldonline.comDecember 22, 2013 

— An 11-year-old student at York Intermediate School has been charged with assault and battery after a fight on a school bus earlier this month, according to a York Police report.

Police and school staff reviewed school bus video of the Dec. 11 incident where the 11-year-old student was seen striking another 11-year-old student twice in the head and neck.

According to the report, the 11-year-old assailant tried several times to get the victim to hit him. Two other boys, both 12 years old, also tried to get the victim to hit the 11-year-old boy.

When the victim refused, the 11-year-old boy struck him twice. Afterward, the 11-year-old boy and the two 12-year-old boys are seen shaking hands with each other and later shake hands with the victim.

The 11-year-old suspect told police he hit the victim because the victim has been picking on his little brother. The two 12-year-old boys will be punished by school staff, according to the report.

Jie Jenny Zou •  803-329-4062

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