ROCK HILL — An 11-year-old student at York Intermediate School has been charged with assault and battery after a fight on a school bus earlier this month, according to a York Police report.
Police and school staff reviewed school bus video of the Dec. 11 incident where the 11-year-old student was seen striking another 11-year-old student twice in the head and neck.
According to the report, the 11-year-old assailant tried several times to get the victim to hit him. Two other boys, both 12 years old, also tried to get the victim to hit the 11-year-old boy.
When the victim refused, the 11-year-old boy struck him twice. Afterward, the 11-year-old boy and the two 12-year-old boys are seen shaking hands with each other and later shake hands with the victim.
The 11-year-old suspect told police he hit the victim because the victim has been picking on his little brother. The two 12-year-old boys will be punished by school staff, according to the report