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The boy suffered two black eyes, bruising and a broken hand.
WFLA reported, via Free Republic:

Gulfport police recently released surveillance video from a school bus that shows the bus driver’s perspective of a beating earlier this month.

In the video from July 9th, the victim is sitting in the second seat of the Pinellas school bus with his head down. The violence starts as soon as he stands-up to get off the bus.

The bus driver, John Moody can be heard yelling for somebody to try to stop them and calls dispatch for help, “I got a fight. I need help in a hurry, I got a fight I need help in a hurry.”

The punches and kicks continue, and the victim falls between the seats. At one point you can hear his screams on the video. The bus driver yells at the attackers, “leave that boy alone,” but doesn’t try to intervene physically.

Then he again calls dispatch to verify the address. “Get somebody out here quick, quick quick they’re about to beat this boy to death. There’s nothing I can do…please send somebody,” said Moody.

According to Pinellas school bus driver policy the driver’s first duty is to call dispatch, and only has to step in if they think it’s safe. They’re not required to intervene.

Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent has publicly questioned the driver’s lack of action even after the offending teens had left the bus. “There was time for him to intervene and or check on the welfare of the child in this case. He didn’t make any effort to do so and that’s what we want to bring to the attention of the prosecutor,” said Chief Vincent.

Three teens were charged in the beating.

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Comment by TEE STONE on August 17, 2013 at 9:01pm

That white boy made a threatening gesture towards the balck youths, they had no choice but to stand their ground against this obvious hooligan thug trouble maker. The bus driver most definitely feared for his life as the white thug was most likely armed and dangerous. He handled this very frightening situation the best way he could for his safety and for the safety of those children on that bus.

Comment by lynz on August 15, 2013 at 10:08am
Big F* seriously...damned if u do damned if u don't!
Comment by Cee Gee on August 15, 2013 at 10:04am

There was a possibility that they could have jumped him too.....I do feel he should have tried.

Comment by Netta on August 15, 2013 at 10:02am

In thes days and times no one wants to get in between any kind of fighting because you are the one that end up getting hurt or kill.

Comment by BIG F* on August 15, 2013 at 4:13am

It's crazy how white people come out and want to charge every and any body when it's one of them that's a victim!!! They see all the wrong doing with the blacks but they didn't see any wrong doing when Zimmerman killed Trayvon!!! Why wasn't anybody charged for not stopping Zimmerman from killing Trayvon??? Don't get me wrong, them boys was wrong no matter what color they was and what color the victim was and they should pay for what they did but I don't think it was to much the driver could of did to stop them because once he grabbed one there was still two more beating on that kid or even worst, they start beating on him. This story as well as the Trayvon story are very sad stories to hear about but I rather get my ass beat and walk away with two black eyes, bruising, and  broken hand instead of not being able to walk away cause my life was taking for nothing......... What they need to do is blame the law because they want to blame the driver for not doing more but if he had been a lot younger and did do more and hurt one of them kids then he would of still been in trouble for putting his hands on them kids. Damn if you do and damn if you don't!!!!   

Comment by gina gene on August 15, 2013 at 2:21am
Oh well, the 3 boys was standing their grounds(on his ass).
Comment by Born on August 15, 2013 at 1:43am

Remember the black kid beat up on the bus in Florida and then went on Oprah? Yeah this is not an isolated incident and it's not just preferential to white kids, black kids get that type beat down on the school bus as well. If that was my child, I would want charges pressed!

Comment by rashid rourk on August 14, 2013 at 10:15pm

Was a bus attendant there, every school bus should have one, no? They may try to charge them with a hate crime.

Comment by Baku on August 14, 2013 at 9:55pm

LMAO Fix  The bus driver is under no legal obligation to physically prevent or stop an act of battery. What training does he have that would enable him at 64 years old to do so? What equipment does he have to assist in such an activity? does he have mace, a taser, a gun or perhaps zimmermans' cell? This is more white nonsense. There is no good Samaritan law her in the USA. The man called for help, accurately gave his location and a description of the incident. Fini! That ends his responsibility! That fat Krakker police chief needs to go f*** himself!

Comment by Mr. Johnson on August 14, 2013 at 8:49pm

64 year old Moody did his best. The cracker got beat up. Big deal. Call Zimmerman to protect his own. Justice For Trayvon! Black Power!

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