7 students get home detention for beating 13-year-old girl unconscious on the way to her first day at school!

Sitting across from their parents or guardians, five girls and two boys faced a judge Saturday afternoon, a day after they were arrested by Marion County sheriff’s deputies for the severe beating of a 13-year-old girl on a school bus that left the girl hospitalized…

Authorities said the injured child was beaten multiple times and was treated at the hospital for a concussion, muscle spasms and a serious head bruise.

Inside the makeshift courtroom at the Marion County Jail, Assistant State Attorney John Zaleskie asked Judge Frances King to detain the youths due to what the prosecutor described as “extreme violence” and injuries suffered by the victim until their arraignment.

King decided to release the seven — who the prosecutor said had no prior arrests — to their parents/guardians and place them on home detention.

While on home detention, the youths have to abide by certain rules, such as no contact with each other or with the victim…

All eight juveniles, including the victim, attend Liberty Middle School.

According to sheriff’s deputies, the beating occurred on the school bus around 7:30 a.m. on the way to school. Authorities said there were approximately 74 children on the bus…

Unable to stop the fight, the driver drove to an elementary school and reported the incident to school officials, who called police…

All of the juveniles were arrested and charged with felony battery and disorderly conduct.

RTFA for the details of each stupid, egregious excuse offered for this criminal behavior.

Society says such behavior is OK. It’s normal behavior on TV programs approved by their parents. Only sex and swearing aren’t family values – and the sex is mostly OK, too. Violence, assault, might makes right are all perfectly acceptable to American morality.

Certainly, the parents bear no responsibility. Right? The judge obviously feels that to be the case.

3 thoughts on “7 students get home detention for beating 13-year-old girl unconscious on the way to her first day at school!

  1. moss says:

    America’s biggest home-based industry over the past 60 years has been developing, spreading and embellishing rationales for “Who-me?”

    No one is ever responsible for anything. No one recognizes a need to change or improve anything.

    “What – are you some kinda subversive?”

  2. Michelle Meaders says:

    It looks like the home detention is just till their arraignment. I wonder when that will be, and what they’ll do about school in the meantime. They can’t go back to the same school, since they would have contact with each other and the victim. Should these violence-prone middle-schoolers (11-14 years old) be left alone all day while their parents work? Who knows what kind of mischief they might get into? And like you said, these are probably the parents and surroundings which raised them to be the way they are. Is that the best environment for them?

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