Violent beating on school bus posted to social media, authorities investigating

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LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. -- School authorities in Lincolnshire are investigating a school bus beating that was uploaded to social media.

Police say the attacker and the person taking the video planned the assault ahead of time and then posted it to Facebook.

The video starts off with showing a 15-year-old girl outside the bus Monday afternoon at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire.

When the victim gets on  the bus and heads to the back, a 16-year-old throws water in her face and begins throwing punches.

The fight continues for more than 40 seconds.  The bus driver yells at them to stop and says security has been called but the beating continues.

The district says the company who provides bus service to the school and the drivers have a policy of never touching students.

Another student eventually intervenes.

Lincolnshire police have sent the case to the State’s Attorney for possible charges against the 16-year-old.  Both she and the friend who shot video are also looking at severe punishments from the district for what they called a premeditated act of violence.
Despite the beating, WGN News has been told the 15-year-old only suffered minor injuries.  The fight was reportedly over some words the two teens exchanged in the past.


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