August 5th, 2013
04:33 AM ET

Horrific Florida school bus beating

The windmilling fists and stomping feet rain down blows on the 13-year-old boy.

Trapped on the floor between the bus seats, he cries out as he receives fierce punch after vicious kick from the three bigger, older youths.

As the relentless assault unfolds, the driver of the Florida school bus alerts the dispatcher, pleading for aid.

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  1. JaneSt

    These NASTY punks need to be locked up with their parents so they can feel what a real beating is like. What comes around goes around. Your day will come. To the parents: Teach your brats some manners and try a parenting class.

    August 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Isaiah

    I think that the bus driver chose not to do his job and break up the fight because the victim was a white male and he does not care about what happens to people of other races. How would he have acted if the victim was an African American.

    August 6, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. rupert

    Playing hard to get. Ok.

    August 6, 2013 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. culparde

    From the video it looks like the attackers were beating a white kid

    August 6, 2013 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
    • juan

      Notice no mention of of the kid being beaten was white, but if if it was reversed it would be headline news for CNN and the rest of Obumrs media.

      August 6, 2013 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      The 3 attackers are black, the victim is white, and the bus driver is black. Study the racial makeup of Gulfport, Florida near St Petersburg.

      August 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      Do you hear anything from Sharpton, Jackson, NAACP, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, liberal media, or Hollywood? Cat got your tongues or is it that pathetic hypocrisy revealing itself once again?

      August 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ronvan

    Lets be real! YES this is a darned if you do darned if you don't thing! You can toss a coin as to what might have been the result of the driver getting involved? Sued, Fired, possibly injured? YES, as reported, schools DO have policies & guidelines for bus drivers actions in situations like this! YES, we have video, and those responsible SHOULD receive some SEVERE punishment! Slaps on the wrists only encourages acts of bullies, cowards, that have to act in numbers, rather than man to man!

    August 6, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    All the boys need to go to jail for assault. I have been a bus driver. I was 8 months pregnant, I am 5'2" and a young man over 6', told me he was going to beat the sh!t out of me. I stood up next to him and said, You probably can. He walked off the bus. I drove kids from mentally handicapped, to behavioral disordered, to just plain mean and could not attend regular school. You cannot expect a driver to be the keeper of kids that do not follow rules, we did have aides on buses to help sometimes. You have to rid yourselves of unruly kids and have the parents be forced to handle their little satans. Which brings me to my last point, schools are not babysitting areas, they are learning centers.

    August 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rupert

    It was a lovers quarrel

    August 6, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Vito

    Where is Jorge Zimmerman when You need him?

    August 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. David

    Make the victim black, the boys and bus driver white, and stand back and watch the outrage. Jesse, Al , obama ( my son would look like him) and ole Pierze would be having a heyday....oh yeah, hln would be polishing up the mikes for a big guys make all of us regular people sick!

    August 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Me

    It's a hate crime. Three black kids beating one white kid and robbing him. Hey Mr. Obama why isn't your Justice Department looking into this crime rather than the Zimmerman case who was already acquitted?

    August 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      Obama said..."Those 3 boys could be my son"

      August 8, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Blue

    Where are all the mainstream media at for not pointing out the fact the victim was while and the attackers were black?
    Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and others should be going down there to try and solve this issue.

    August 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lisa

    As a bus driver... you are told to call for assistance and not get in the middle of a fight. Why.... because It would be a whole another ball game if the fight turned onto the bus driver and the driver put his hands on that the child. You have to not go by your personal views which are usually ran my your moral feelings. But... look at it from a legal view.


    August 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      You wouldn't say "get over the color of their skin" if it were your child

      August 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Michael

    If that was my son who was beaten, not only would I file assualt charges but I would file a lawsuit against the school district for not providing security and the parents (if known) for not having collars and leashes on dangerous animals.

    August 8, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BDiddy

    How come we are not hearing from The Racist Reverends Al and Jesse? Yeah, didn't think so. You want to talk about race baiters? They are 2 of the biggest racists in the entire country!

    August 9, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Teddy Jack Eddie

      Amen. Notice how CNN has already buried this story.

      August 9, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. peppino

    where are those useless civil right advocates ???
    where is trayvon family ??? anything to say ???
    why this story is not making news ????
    ooohhh i'm sorry.....this is not an interesting news......not a money maker

    August 9, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
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