Teen Thugs Charged In Belleville Bus Beating! …Update: NAACP Blames White Racism
Good. These horrid little thugs are a dangerous.
What an awful beating–
The Belleville teens who beat a white student on a bus will be charged with felony counts of aggravated battery.
St. Louis Today reported:
Two Belleville West High School students were charged under the juvenile code today with felony counts of aggravated battery stemming from the violent beating of a 17-year-old student on a school bus earlier this week.
The incident grabbed national headlines and incited a heated debate about race when police said the incident, involving a white victim and black assailants, may have been racially motivated. They later recanted that claim.
The two teenagers—who are 14 and 15 years-old—were charged as juveniles because they are under the age of 17. Illinois law shields the disclosure of their names because they are minors.
Juvenile courts are more informal and private than adult courts. Juvenile court records are not available to the general public.
UPDATE: The local NAACP downplayed the attack and suggested that people may be resentful of having a black man for a president.