Belleville Teens Involved In Bus Figh...

Belleville Teens Involved In Bus Fight Expelled From School, Face Felony Charges

There are 44 comments on the Fox2Now story from Sep 21, 2009, titled Belleville Teens Involved In Bus Fight Expelled From School, Face Felony Charges. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

The two teens accused of beating a classmate on a school bus in Belleville are expelled for the rest of this school year and all of next year.

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ECC

Saint Louis, MO

#21 Sep 26, 2009
@ Everyone..... I am sitting here reading through all of your comments.... Every single comment is ignorant. I think we are forgetting that these are children... Yes the two boys who were fighting are thugs.... The definition of a thug is a person, often a criminal, who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire. Often a member of a gang, as an enforcer in organized crime. In my opinion the punishment may or may not be to harsh. If this is the boys first time getting in trouble then yes the punishment is definitely to harsh... However if these two young men are always into trouble then I can possibly see why the school district expelled them for TWO YEARS. The boys parents do have the option of sending them to a different school district... Also I think the harsh feedback from the public may help the boys in some way, make them change there life around... Why are people making this a racial issue? IT WAS A FIGHT!!!! In all communities you have teens who fight... Do you all remember the white cheerleaders who jumped one of there own and Nancy Grace blasted them all over her show, this is just local... those boys are very lucky Nancy didnít get a hold to them. We were not there and I think that everybody is passing judgment on a situation that we know nothing about... Yes I am disgusted at the fight but I'm even more disgusted that a white supremacist group aka the KKK's are out in full blast rallying at a school all because of a fight that three young boys had... NOW THATS IGNORANT!!!
Jimmy

United States

#22 Sep 27, 2009
... Its rumored that the kids where using racial slurs while beating the victim. If that pans out to be true, the Hate Crim statute should be enforced... if not then everyone should march up there and protest to have that dumbass statute throuwn out of law... if you are not going to enforce it fairly and equally, then really why have it at all.
jill

Saint Louis, MO

#23 Sep 27, 2009
Peggy Joseph wrote:
Stupid people, regardless of color, should not breed. Clearly the parents of the young adults that caused this situation lack the skills to raise children in a respectful manner.
so do you not teach your child(if any) to defend themselves?
jill

Saint Louis, MO

#24 Sep 27, 2009
bob wrote:
them boys should never see the inside of a school again,them boys should be in jail.that will not be the last time they do that,they are nothing but thugs.
what is a thug?
a mother who cares

Belleville, IL

#25 Sep 27, 2009
its a shame that they can sit and say that this was not racial when clearly it was.the punishment should be harder on the two black kids and the ones who laughd and took pictures.i blame the parents of the two black boys for not bringing the boys up rite.we do not live in the past.they make it harder for the whites when it comes down to it.they always say its not racial when a black beats on a white but when the shoe is on the other foot then they want to say its racial.kids,and parent that are like that do not need to be around.the boys should be charged as adults for what they did.i cried when i saw the video.so if they say its not a racial thing then why is it nation wide and such a big top story.my heart goes out to the victim and his family and also to the one black boy that saved his life.at least he was brought up rite.my daughter attends belleville west and i refuse to let her ride the bus.i was once a victim and was beat with extention cords in school for no reason.this is why people dont like blacks because they want revenge for something that they was never apart of.we live in a new world not in the slaves days.they got the freedom they wanted so why keep on with this type of acttions.grow up people.
a mother who cares

Belleville, IL

#26 Sep 27, 2009
never racial unless the white do to the blacks.they got the freedom they wanted .my heart goes out to the vics family.my child attends at that school and i refuse to let her ride the bus.clearly the video shows that it was indeed racial.they will get what comes to them.i blame all the parents for not bringing the boys up rite.but clearly the one who help save the vics life was brought up rite.i also think the punishment should be alot harder on the two boys plus the ones that laughd and took pictures.if it was my child that got beat like that i would feel really sorry for what would come later.people like this is why whites are racist.its only racial when whites do to the blacks but god forbid they do to us and its just bullieing.god dont like ugly so i think i will be pleased with the out come in the long run.
Juswis95

United States

#27 Oct 4, 2009
Jimmy wrote:
... Its rumored that the kids where using racial slurs while beating the victim. If that pans out to be true, the Hate Crim statute should be enforced... if not then everyone should march up there and protest to have that dumbass statute throuwn out of law... if you are not going to enforce it fairly and equally, then really why have it at all.
What racial slur can you possibly call a white person?
babygirl

Waterloo, IL

#28 Oct 4, 2009
ECC wrote:
@ Everyone..... I am sitting here reading through all of your comments.... Every single comment is ignorant. I think we are forgetting that these are children... Yes the two boys who were fighting are thugs.... The definition of a thug is a person, often a criminal, who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire. Often a member of a gang, as an enforcer in organized crime. In my opinion the punishment may or may not be to harsh. If this is the boys first time getting in trouble then yes the punishment is definitely to harsh... However if these two young men are always into trouble then I can possibly see why the school district expelled them for TWO YEARS. The boys parents do have the option of sending them to a different school district... Also I think the harsh feedback from the public may help the boys in some way, make them change there life around... Why are people making this a racial issue? IT WAS A FIGHT!!!! In all communities you have teens who fight... Do you all remember the white cheerleaders who jumped one of there own and Nancy Grace blasted them all over her show, this is just local... those boys are very lucky Nancy didnít get a hold to them. We were not there and I think that everybody is passing judgment on a situation that we know nothing about... Yes I am disgusted at the fight but I'm even more disgusted that a white supremacist group aka the KKK's are out in full blast rallying at a school all because of a fight that three young boys had... NOW THATS IGNORANT!!!
NOW THATS IGNORANT!!!- How could this not be a racial issue! Did you even bother to watch the full video?
POP

Saint Peters, MO

#29 Oct 4, 2009
Juswis95 wrote:
<quoted text>
What racial slur can you possibly call a white person?
How about cracker. It is possible for blacks to be racist.
Lisa

Fenton, MO

#31 Oct 5, 2009
Alicia wrote:
He wasnt attack by two at one time. When you watch the whole video words were exchanged and they were pushing each other. The tape starts were the white boy is getting punch. The reason for the second black boy fighting unknown. Now why punish the other kids on the bus, you want to obey the driver but also break up the fight be foreal. They want to teach these two black boys a lesson expelling them for the rest of the year ok but for the next year too come on
Alicia, I am white and I agree. I think these boys need some education or what kind of life are they being led to? Maybe they were already going to be bad, maybe they would end up in jail regardless. But without an education, they almost have no chance. What will they do during the time they are expelled?

Even at 50 I remember a few fights in my school growing up that got out of hand because of crowds cheering and my high school was almost exclusively white. Teens love fights, black or white, they gather around and cheer. They don't always get involved, that was a mistake for sure, but they do cheer! I do feel sorry for that boy who got beat up, I really do. I would never want to see a child of mine have to go through that. But I still think there has to be a better solution than to strip away the future of the other 2 kids. I know what they did was wrong, I KNOW that, and I bet they do to. But was it life imprisonment wrong? That may be what this expulsion amounts to, life with no education, life with no prospects, life where everyday is a hardship? Did they really earn that from acting like hoodlum teens?
Lisa

Fenton, MO

#32 Oct 5, 2009
Sharon wrote:
Why does this particular story receive so much attention? Is it because there is a racial mix on this bus? I personally contacted Fox2 about a similar incident that occurred in our school district some time ago and it apparently did not deserve the same kind of attention either from the news station or the school board. The individuals here were reprimanded severly enough and certainly no charges were brought. One of the differences, I suppose, is that the bus driver here failed to see or hear anything that happened????? Please....
Good luck to the young man who was beaten. It is about time that our society began to back up and use some good old fashioned common sense when it comes to discipline and respect for others. Our children are not being taught these principles at home and that in my opinion is where the problem begins.
I do believe I heard the bus company state that the driver called in the fight and he was not to pull over as he could have trouble trying to control a busload of kids, they could even confiscate the bus. He followed the company rules. I never heard anywhere that he didn't hear or see what was happening. Frankly I don't think they are paid enough to be these kids parents too.
Lisa

Fenton, MO

#33 Oct 5, 2009
Kent wrote:
dont blame the two black boys for the white boy not fighting? are you kidding me? I guess Black People should stil be slaves cuz they never really fought back, it took white people who felt sorry for the way they were being treated to fight for them... Think before you speak, please.
Ditto.
Lisa

Fenton, MO

#34 Oct 5, 2009
POP wrote:
<quoted text>How about ****. It is possible for blacks to be racist.
How do you pronounce ****?
Lisa

Fenton, MO

#35 Oct 5, 2009
babygirl wrote:
<quoted text>
NOW THATS IGNORANT!!!- How could this not be a racial issue! Did you even bother to watch the full video?
The fight? Or the one with the White supremesists? I agree with him, this was not racist simply because there were more blacks on the bus than whites.
Deb

Saint Louis, MO

#36 Oct 5, 2009
Regardless if they're black, blue, green, white, yellow it was not right. People need to put color aside here. It is not right to attack anyone. The world has enough problems with kids fighting. I agree with pressing charges no matter what color any of them are. I blame parents for not teaching them manners & to respect each other. God forbid if these kids are disciplined in school. The parents are the firs there to say how good these kids are. Bull. Parents of all races need to let these kids take the punishment & not stick up for them when they're making mistakes. Civil rights are not special rights for ANY COLOR.
POP

Saint Peters, MO

#37 Oct 5, 2009
Lisa wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you pronounce ****?
For some reason there are stars but if you read what I said you would see yhat I put cracker.
Juswis95

United States

#38 Oct 5, 2009
POP wrote:
<quoted text>How about cracker. It is possible for blacks to be racist.
Is that the best you can come up with? Is that it? Exactly. Now go to Wikipedia and check out all the wonderful and imaginative little slurs white people have created.
POP

Saint Peters, MO

#39 Oct 11, 2009
Juswis95 wrote:
<quoted text>Is that the best you can come up with? Is that it? Exactly. Now go to Wikipedia and check out all the wonderful and imaginative little slurs white people have created.
Go f uck yourself, how about that!
hahahahaha

East Saint Louis, IL

#40 Oct 11, 2009
POP wrote:
<quoted text>How about cracker. It is possible for blacks to be racist.
Or Honkie !!!!
hahahahaha

East Saint Louis, IL

#41 Oct 11, 2009
Juswis95 wrote:
<quoted text>Is that the best you can come up with? Is that it? Exactly. Now go to Wikipedia and check out all the wonderful and imaginative little slurs white people have created.
awwwwwww,did someone hurt your widdle feelings? Yeah we have alot of them. I'm sure your one of them little whale turds too, huh? hahahahahahahahahaha

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