JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The parents of a 13 year-old girl attacked in a First Student bus are concerned over the school’s handling of the incident.
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Robert and Ruth Monigold say that Eugene Butler Middle School told them that they could not guarantee their daughter’s security.
“We put our kids on the bus and we trust that they’re gonna be safe,” Monigold tells our partner Action News.
The incident happened on April 3. The girl’s parents say their daughter was the victim of an unprovoked attack and was hit at least ten times. They say she missed a week of school after suffering injuries to her eye socked, and she’s paranoid about going out.
The family pressed battery charges against the teen accused of throwing the punches.
First Coast News reports that a spokesperson for First Student Inc. said in a statement that the bus driver was not aware of the incident while it occurred.
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