Monday, January 28, 2019

After pleading with bus driver not to make him get off the bus, sixth-grader attacked by older student

"A viral video showing a young boy in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, not wanting to leave a school bus in fear of a bully is now under investigation," Newsweek reports.
In footage shared on social media, the distressed child could be seen crying and pleading with the driver to not force him from the vehicle. Later in the short clip, filmed on a cellphone, an adult male voice, reportedly the bus driver, could be heard saying: “Hey, get out of here, go.”

When the child reluctantly exited the bus he was attacked by another child. From the footage, it appeared the driver did not immediately come to his aid, KTUL reported. The victim was a sixth-grade middle school student and the attacker was a ninth-grade student.

Based on the video, the child suffered blows to the body and head. Despite the footage, it was not immediately clear who the bus driver's comments were being directed at. The Mayes County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Friday that deputies were probing the bullying incident, which occurred on January 17. One top cop described the video as “alarming.”
The heartbreaking video is making international news.

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