Sparta police recommend charges in school bullying case caught on video

Associated Press

Sparta police recommend charges in school bullying case caught on video

CREATED Mar. 5, 2013

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) -- Sparta police are recommending criminal charges against a 12-year-old boy accused of bullying another student on the school bus.

A 13-year-old boy told police he was being teased about a stain on his shirt while riding the bus Feb. 19 and was aggressively targeted by the 12-year-old. Police say the younger boy could be seen on bus video directing lewd acts toward the 13-year-old. Eventually the boys started fighting and exchanged punches.

Investigators say it appears the older boy was acting in self-defense. Officers have referred the 12-year-old to juvenile court in Monroe County on possible charges of harassment, battery and disorderly conduct.

 

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