A Florida woman has released footage of her sixth-grade daughter being viciously attacked by two girls on the school bus on the way home last week in Jacksonville, Florida. She is calling for the attackers to be punished.
Nikki Lee was shown the video, evidently taken by another student riding on the school bus, on Friday. It has captured the moment two girls set upon her daughter. The girls are seen kicking the child’s head after pulling her hair, slapping her head, and jumping on top of her.
Mrs. Lee, whose daughter’s name has not been revealed, told WSOCTV that the bus driver did not intervene at all and that all children from J.E.B. Middle School were allowed to get off the bus. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Video has emerged of two girls kicking, slapping and pushing a sixth-grader on the school bus.
2. The mother of the girl said the school did not immediately punish the perpetrators from the video.
Mrs. Lee told WSOCTV:
They basically beat her like she was nothing. I don’t think they would’ve known about it if I didn’t proceed with caution to see what’s going on with my daughter.
By releasing the video, Mrs. Lee hopes to prompt the school board to punish the perpetrators. On the day after the incident, she took the case to the school’s dean, but the attackers were not immediately suspended or questioned. Mrs. Lee said:
I don’t think they acted fast enough. The kids were still allowed to be in school that day.
A statement released by the school district read:
[The students] are being disciplined according to the Code of Conduct. A full investigation is underway to identify additional participants and the person(s) videotaping.
The school added that the attackers were taken back to the school after the attack.
3. Nikki Lee has released the video in a bid to provoke action from the school board.
4. The school claims they are working to identify the attackers and the person that filmed the attack.
Here is the video report:
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