NCPD: Three juveniles taken into custody after school bus fight
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Three juveniles were taken into police custody following a fight on a school bus, according to a police report.According to the report, the victim's mother reported her daughter had been assaulted by multiple students on September 11 while on a school bus.
The incident happened on bus #443 at about 4:30 p.m., according to the report. The report did not state which school the bus was coming from.
The bus driver pulled over in front of 6261 Dorchester Road where he called the police, officer said.The victim was treated for bleeding on her forehead, a sore wrist and a sore arm, the report states, and patrol officers turned the juveniles involved over to their parents.The victim told police in an interview that one of the girls stepped on her feet and the victim stated, "I have had a bad day and I really don't feel like this." According to the report, the victim told police the girl then punched her in the face.Officers said two of the suspects refused to give a statement.The bus driver told a school resource officer one of the suspects approached him and told him she and the other suspects were ganging up on the victim in the back of the bus, according to the report. The bus driver said in the report, "[Suspect 1] came up to me and confessed saying she boxed her [the victim] in the face first because she was dancing in my face."Officers said the bus driver also witnessed a third suspect cursing and intimidating students on the bus.
Other witnesses told officers they heard the third suspect yelling profanities at adults that stopped to help, officers said.Officers said they were told there is no video of the incident but they did interview several other students and parents.On Monday, the first two suspects were taken into custody for assault and battery by mob. Officers said both girls were released to family members on custodial promises.Following an investigation, a juvenile investigator and officials with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office found the third suspect had four pick up orders: one for threatening a public official, two for assault and battery, and one for simple possession of marijuana, according to the report.Officers said they notified the school resource officer, who took the third suspect into custody for disorderly conduct in reference to the school bus incident and then turned her over to the Department of Juvenile Justice for that charge and the four pick up orders.According to the report, she had been released to a parent multiple times before but the custodial promises were ineffective.The officer recommended that she be kept in police custody, according to the report.