Seven Charged in School Bus Beating Are Given Home Detention

Austin L. Miller, Ocala, January 7, 2012

Sitting across from their parents or guardians, five girls and two boys faced a judge Saturday afternoon, a day after they were arrested by Marion County sheriff’s deputies for the severe beating of a 13-year-old girl on a school bus that left the girl hospitalized.

Hours before the seven youths—ages 12 through 15—saw the judge, the victim, who was taken to an undisclosed hospital, was released from the facility and is recuperating at her home.

Authorities said the injured child was beaten multiple times and was treated at the hospital for a concussion, muscle spasms and a serious head bruise.

Inside the makeshift courtroom at the Marion County Jail, Assistant State Attorney John Zaleskie asked Judge Frances King to detain the youths due to what the prosecutor described as “extreme violence” and injuries suffered by the victim until their arraignment.

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One of the juveniles, a 13-year-old, was seen clasping his mother’s hand, as the woman told the judge, “I wish I could’ve been on the bus.”

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According to sheriff’s deputies, the beating occurred on the school bus around 7:30 a.m. on the way to school.

Authorities said there were approximately 74 children on the bus.

Authorities said the bus driver told them he was driving to school when a fight broke out.

He said he stopped the bus, and the fight stopped.

The driver said the fight resumed after he started driving again.

Unable to stop the fight, the driver drove to an elementary school and reported the incident to school officials, who called police.

The victim told deputies it was her first day on the school bus and no one wanted to give her a seat.

The teenager said someone threw a shoe at her and she threw the shoe back, and then was attacked by several people.

Authorities said some of the youths told them they did not hit the girl, while others admitted to hitting the teen.

One of the seven told a deputy she climbed over four seats and several students to get to the victim. Another said she punched the victim in the head 10 to 15 times because the girl allegedly called her a name.

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[Editor’s Note: The assailants are 14-year-old Zantavia Williams, 14-year-old Ladricka James, 12-year-old Javaris Beard, 13-year-old Alphonso Young, 12-year-old Bria Watkins, 13-year-old Lamiracle Mackey, and 15-year-old Jebria Welch, according to this report. Also, a mother of one of the suspects accuses the victim of making “racial comments.”]

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  • Anonymous

    “Lamiracle” Mackey. Another classic name only the noble African-American can bring to us!

    • Anonymous

      When I first read about this several days ago that was the name that stood out immediately, all I could do was shake my head.

  • Anonymous

    “One of the juveniles, a 13-year-old, was seen clasping his mother’s hand, as the woman told the judge, “I wish I could’ve been on the bus.””
    Even in a story such as this one there is a bit of humor to be found. 

  • B

    What are the odds there would be seven dark skinned
    sociopaths on just one school bus? Unfortunately the odds are good, very good. This is what justifies
    segregated schools.

    • Anonymous

      This is why I won’t allow my children to ride the bus. They are dropped off and picked up everyday, despite the fact that the schools they attend are 90% White. It’s the other 10% who ALL ride the bus that worries me, and after yet another story like this one, who can blame me?

  • IF AmRen starts an online forum, and IF we start to organize whites around the country, we’ll soon be able to have a local member, by monitoring their local media or asking around, find out the race of the victim. At worst, just wait until some public legal proceeding takes place in the case and just drop in the court room to see the victim point out their assailant. 

    Plus, aren’t there video monitors in all the school buses now? Once those are used in a court proceeding, they’re part of the public record. Even if the victim is blurred, may be able to tell their race. If the video has audio, w/suitable techniques to separate out voices and back ground noises, they should be able to tell who, if anyone, used “racial comments.”

  • Anonymous

    I guarantee there was no racial names thrown about, that is just an excuse blacks make up to justify their actions. Not that 7 people beating a girl unconscious is justifiable even if a name was said anyway. 

  • Anonymous

    Just like an overactive toddler learns to say “I’m sorry or I didn’t mean” to when they mess up, blacks learn to yell racist or racism when they need a reason for going after Whites, the problem is babies learn to move on but the negro will yell racism until he/she dies.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly. Absurd allegations of the use of The Worst Word in the World are meant to suggest that any reaction to it is justified.

  • Anonymous

    I remember once I was a kid in an “urban” school during detention. There were three of us: me, a white male, a white girl, and a black male. The white girl had a box of fundraiser candy on her desk and left to use the restroom. When she left, the black male stood up and pillaged her box. When she returned, she looked in the box, looked at me, and then looked at him. She asked me if I took it. I said “No.”

    She then asked him if he took it and he responded by standing up and shouting, “It’s because I’m black, isn’t it?” Within a couple of minutes he had reduced her to tears and she was apologizing to him. Ladies and gents, that pathology, that desire to play fair while the other fellow refuses to do so, is why we are all in this situation.

  • Anonymous

    I am a lifelong Savannah, Georgia resident. I can remember back in the 1970’s having never seen a Mexican except on t.v., or rarely seeing a black unless we went downtown for some reason. It was utterly White here and a fine place to grow up.
    Around the late 1980’s section 8 housing began to swamp even the Whitest neighborhoods and before you knew it blacks were everywhere. I believe they must have even called family from out of state to take advantage of free homes, now Savannah is 75% black, 15% Mexican and 10% Whites and other.
    Whenever I go North and especially Northwest I am amazed at how little it has been infiltrated outside of the Metropolis. If I didn’t have everyone I love here in Savannah I would sell everything I have to get away from here.

  • Anonymous

    If there WAS a racial comment made, it was most likely used AFTER the violence had started. It didn’t start the violence, nor is it a reason for such a response. And home detention??? Good Lord, home is where they LEARNED to act like savages.   ‘They mamas acts jess like dem.’
    The worst part is that even after (what little) was done to them, they’re proudly strutting about it.

    This is the reason the drop off and pick up lines of personal vehicles is a mile long at every school.

  • Anonymous

    If there WAS a racial comment made, it was most likely used AFTER the violence had started. It didn’t start the violence, nor is it a reason for such a response. And home detention??? Good Lord, home is where they LEARNED to act like savages.   ‘They mamas acts jess like dem.’
    The worst part is that even after (what little) was done to them, they’re proudly strutting about it.

    This is the reason the drop off and pick up lines of personal vehicles is a mile long at every school.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, believe me my friend, the looong car lines I have to sit in are no picnic either, but the alternative is unacceptable.  I am in my 40’s as well, and the thing is…. part of my refusal to let my children ride the bus is from my own personal experience from riding the bus with blacks, so this sort of behavior has been going on for a very long time.  They made the ride to school and home nothing short of hellish for me and my sister, and I won’t put my kids through that at any price. Sorry to you other drivers that have to put up with us, but surely you understand now.

  • BAW

    The only reason I can see is they want free caretakers as they say “well whose going to take care of you when you’re old”.

    Having kids is NO guarantee of that!  In fact,  I can count dozens of people who are still taking care of their now-adult kids and their kids’ kids in their so-called “golden” years.

  • This is proof these criminal gene bearing savages have no place in civilized society, it’s no suprise they’re members of Obama’s “community”. Look up their Facebook pages, I did, they’re all gangbangers and wanna-be thugs.