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. peppino

    Mr President....what about adopting this kids ????
    could You have been one of this kids ????
    would You like to add something ???

    August 9, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Teddy Jack Eddie

    This type of violence is only going to get worst by the day, and there is nothing we can do about it. Thank you liberals for destroying this country.

    August 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SAM

    This is disgusting! Where are all the civil libertarians now?

    Oh I see! It's only "racial" if it were a black person getting the beating!

    August 9, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • CalmTruth

      The three youths responsible were arrested and charged, as should be. Had this not happened, you might expect people to be speaking out. In this case, there was no need. Justice is being served.

      August 9, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      I TOTALLY agree Sam! Where is Bro. Sharpton on this?? If the tables had been turned, he would have been if front of the camera screaming! I guess this confirms AGAIN what we all know about him.

      August 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Juje

    Double standard much, "civil rights" people? The bus driver should be fired. And why isn't anyone calling him a racist?

    August 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dick

    Obama: "Those 3 young men could be my sons." "I could have been any one of them 37 years ago."
    NAACP, Sharpton,Jackson, et. al.: We demand the DoJ investigate the 13 year old's racist acts that provoked these peaceful children to "stand their ground".

    August 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sarah Arnold

    So where is the description of the race of each person???? Is race only an issue when the colors are reversed??????

    August 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      Funny aint it? Why wasnt race mentioned and why are they not being charged with a hate crime?

      August 10, 2013 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • kathleen

      Sure, blacks play the race card every chance they get, but let the situation be reversed...then race is never an issue. If it situation was reversed 3 white kids, and a black boy....omg. Race would be the primary motive, and they would be charged with a hate crime. It makes me sick.

      August 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BillAlphonso

    But Oprah was denied a Gucci handbag!!!

    August 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. me

    Hey CalmTruth: So justice is being served? Did you say that about George Zimmerman? probably NOT.

    August 10, 2013 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. gordon kidd

    This has nothing to do with race. This has everything do do with what makes us human. Mr. Sharpley and Jackson will always jump in for personal attention under the guise of defending what is right. Everyone knows they are simply attention seekers. There white versions of Sharpleys and Jacksons. Black ,yellow, white, red, decent humans are disgusted with atrocities. We are united in our views. Cowards like these three beating a 13 year old are seen in their own light. Will they ever be able to hold their heads up.

    August 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. revman

    It was a HATE CRIME. And I would as a parent I would SUE the pants off the parents.

    August 13, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      I doubt any of these families has much money to go after.

      August 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LeanneaL

    They were throwing punches just like Trayvon, and in both cases thinking that they would get away with it.

    August 13, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  12. carolynsschenk

    Where is the media on this tragedy? CNN- WELL! Those three animals/boys? should be put away!!! Cruel and sadistic. What a discrace That bus deiver should be fired. No matter what thre rules, who could stand by, and do nothing to help that little boy. I wonder if the child was black would that have made a diffrerence. God help us.

    August 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jewel

      In the State of FL if the Bus driver touches any of the kids he would be charged with Child Abuse...It happened to a bus driver when I was a kid. He got charge with child abuse for pulling a kid off of another kid in a fight. The kidf he pulled off got a bruise on his arm from fighting with the driver while he held him waiting for the authorities and his parents pressed charges. He go fired and I think ended up pleading no contest and had to do community service, paying a large fine and can never work for the school district again.

      August 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name* chris

      Tragedy??? He Didn't Die.. He Just Got Jumped... He'll B ok

      August 29, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. John

    Nothing new, happens in every major city in this country on a regular basis. Happens regularly on every active military base too. Don't hold your breath waiting for a white leader to stand up for your rights, he or she would be demonized and associated with racist groups like the KKK for even mentioning that whit people should stand up for ourselves.

    Good luck white kids, hope you make it out there....

    August 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Umust B. Kidn

    This is more retaliation for Trayvon Martin, besides them being busted for selling weed. Come on, is it any wonder our prisons are filled with blacks? Where are the black fathers who need to parent their kids? Instead you want to blame whites for your problems. Pathetic.

    August 14, 2013 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  15. Really

    The double standard that's become America I like the termsb"youths" and "teens" instead of calling it like it is

    August 27, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
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