DECATUR, Ga. (AP) – Authorities in Georgia say a group of older students attacked an elementary student on a school bus because of an earlier dispute with their sibling.
News outlets report the teenage siblings of a Snapfinger Elementary School student fought a 10-year-old boy and accused him of starting a fight with their younger sister. The boy was later hospitalized.
Court records say 18-year-old Tiffany Henderson and her 17-year-old brother were both arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and interfering with the operation of a school bus. The brother is also charged with battery and cruelty to children.
Two middle school students were involved in the assault. It’s unclear if they are facing charges.
It’s unclear whether Henderson or her brother have an attorney.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) – Officials for an Atlanta-area public school say a group of older students boarded a bus and attacked elementary school students inside, sending one to the hospital.
A statement from the Dekalb County School District obtained by news outlets says two middle school students, one high school student and an 18-year-old non-student are accused of assaulting younger students onboard the bus Monday morning. Officials said the bus was about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from Snapfinger Elementary.
The statement says district police obtained warrants for the high school student and the 18-year-old. The two middle schoolers were transported to juvenile intake.
WSB-TV reports officials sent a voicemail to parents Monday saying the group of older students boarded the bus “to assault an elementary school student.”
The hospitalized student’s condition hasn’t been released.