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7 students receive home detention for bus beating

Posted on January 10, 2012

OCALA, Fla. — Five girls and two boys appeared in court on Saturday for allegedly severely beating a 13-year-old girl on a school bus, leaving the girl hospitalized, OCALA.com reports.

Judge Frances King released the youths to their parents and placed them on home detention. They had been arrested and charged with felony battery and disorderly conduct.

The victim told deputies that it was her first day on the bus and no one would give her a seat. Someone threw a shoe at her, and when she threw it back, she was attacked by several people.

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