Luke Broadwater, Baltimore Examiner, December 6, 2007
As Sarah Kreager, 26, tried to sit down on a Baltimore City bus Tuesday, police say, a middle-schooler told her she couldn’t. When she attempted to take another seat, a middle-schooler wouldn’t let her. Finally, according to police, Kreager just sat down.
She was “immediately attacked” by nine students—three females and six males—from Robert Poole Middle School. They punched and kicked her at 2:59 p.m. at the intersection of 33rd Street and Chestnut Avenue, according to Maryland Transit Administration police.
She sustained “serious injuries” and had to be transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to a police report.
Kreager suffered two broken bones in her left eye socket, police said.
“She had eye muscles that were damaged,” a police report states. “She had deep lacerations on the top of her head and another above her neck.”
All nine suspects, ages 14 and 15, were arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
Greene [Jawauna Greene, an MTA police spokeswoman] said the investigation into the incident was ongoing and she didn’t know whether the attack had anything to do with the victim’s race.
The suspects in the incident are black. The victim is white, according to the police report.
Baltimore resident David Briggs, who lives near the crime scene, said the incident underscores Baltimore’s pervasive crime.
A male subway rider was beaten on a subway car by a group of teenage girls who verbally taunted him before the attack, a videoclip posted on a Web site shows.
The attack happened last month and was posted to YouTube on Nov. 7 by Kadejra Holmes, a high school student, according the Smoking Gun.
A discussion between a teenage girl and the male on an A train traveling through Brooklyn escalates into a shouting match before it turned violent.
[Editors Note: The video can be viewed here.]