UPDATE: The State Attorney’s office has stated that there is no grounds to charge the bus driver, and I am personally pleased to hear that result. The driver in question, John Moody did what he could. He immediately called for help but he felt he was unable to intervene on the boy’s behalf. I do think that the driver could have done a little bit more, especially after the 3 left the bus. However, it seems that the boy also quickly left the bus. Moody claims that he is haunted by the attack. I believe him.
This is the story that should be getting more media attention because it involves 3 black 15 year old boys beating up a 13 year old whilst on a bus in Florida. There is a story as to why the boy was beaten – because he snitched on one of them when they tried to sell him drugs – but that does not alter the fact that it was an extremely vicious assault.
To add some more information to this story, the state attorney office is considering charging the bus driver because he failed to protect a “child” in his care.
The story seems to be developing… and that leaves an open question…. why is this case not getting the kind of attention given to the death of Trayvon Martin? Do you think it is because the perpetrators are black?