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"He will be duly charged": what can happen to the student arrested for the beating of a girl on a Florida school bus


The authorities promised to "discipline" the attackers who were captured in a 40-second viral video while punching a third grade girl. The video shows that no adults intervened to stop the attack.

By Antonio Planas -

NBC News

A high school student was arrested Friday after a video of him and another student repeatedly beating a 9-year-old girl aboard a school bus went viral, local officials said.

The video, which was recorded with a cell phone and shared on social networks, lasts about 40 seconds and it shows two students repeatedly hitting the girl, who has not been identified, on the head.

The attack on the

third grader

occurred Wednesday on a Coconut Palm K-8 Academy bus in Homestead, a city in South Florida, NBC Miami reported.

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NBC News could not immediately reach a representative for Miami-Dade County Public Schools for comment Friday afternoon, but the school district told the NBC affiliate station in Miami that one person was arrested for the assault. .

"Miami-Dade Schools Police have arrested the assailant and will be charged accordingly," the school district said.

“In addition,

everyone involved will be disciplined in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

According to what the mother of the victim told NBC Miami, the children began to hit her after a verbal altercation.

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Although the bus was full, no student or adult is seen in the video intervening.

While she was being beaten, the girl crouched in her seat and covered her head with her hands.

Then one of the boys stops hitting her, but the other one rains down his fists on her from behind.

The students have not been identified nor are details known about the girl's health.

"The safety and well-being of our students is of the utmost importance," the school district said in a statement.

"This school district strongly promotes the values ​​of restraint and respect, as well as responsible use of social media.

We ask parents to reinforce these principles at home."

Source: telemundo

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