Posted on September 8, 2014

Rock Hill Teen Says She Was Bullied on School Bus, Beat for ‘Acting Too Much Like a White Person’

Andrew Dys, The State, September 5, 2014

A Rock Hill teen told police she was bullied on a school bus Thursday afternoon then beaten up by another girl after she was told she was acting “too much like a white person.”

The victim, 16, told police that after getting off the bus on McDow Drive she was punched several times before the female assailant fled, the report states. The claims were corroborated by witnesses interviewed by responding officers, a Rock Hill police report states.

Officers found the victim had injuries to her head, shoulders, and a cut above her right eye. Her injuries required her to be taken by ambulance for medical treatment.

The victim told police she has had a problem with the assailant for at least a year. The victim said because she is “light-skinned black female,” the assailant, also described in the report as a black female, taunts her and tries to pick a fight but the victim refuses.