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School bus video shows 17-year-old boy slap 5-year-old girl

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BAMBERG, S.C. -- A 17-year-old South Carolina boy is facing assault charges after school bus video shows him slapping a 5-year-old girl on Aug. 25th.

Police say, Tavon Walters, a high school student, was riding the bus from school to an after-school program when the incident occurred, according to WRDW.

The bus video shows Walters grab another student's hand and used it to hit Jazmyn Peters.

"He had reached over that seat and telling another girl if you don't hit her then I'm going to hit her for you," said Jazmyn's father Terry Peters.

The intent is currently unknown and the investigation is ongoing.

Walters turned himself in on Tuesday and was given a $1,000 bond.

27 comments

  • guest73

    I’d like to slap some respect into that punk. Maybe if someone beats his a$$ now we won’t have to endure marches/protests/riots in his name someday. Let’s nip his bud right now. And then we’ll let that little girl’s daddy kick the crap out of him.

  • Tamara

    I don’t think you should make this a black and white thing . If I read right the 17 yr old boy is in jail that would have to mean there was something done about this. If this were another white privileged kid killing or hitting a black child I’m sure the black community wouldn’t be surprised if nothing happened.

  • Steve Finley

    In what way would this behavior be “not abnormal,” as the superintendent describes?

    If the facts are true as rendered here, God help the scumbag who ever does this to one of my daughters. Because no human is going to be able to.

  • nohw

    What doj reports? Clearly you ignore all the cases where the doj has ruled in the driect opposition, such as the Michael Brown case. Please let’s not use the rhetoric and lies of the blm to try to serve some form of social warrior justice. It is simply untrue in the majority of the cases brought forward against the police.

  • James F Busler Jr.

    if he is considered an adult, they would be picking him up from the Hospital if that was my child. After he got out of traction. WTF is wrong with someone like that, striking a child a tenth his size! What a PUNK!

  • susan

    He should be charged with abuse and serve jail for this behavior. BTW Why is a 17 year old sharing a bus with toddlers?

  • TB

    So turn this around and its a white 17 year old boy with a history of violence smacking a 5 year old black girl. We all know how this would be reported. It would be front page news on every national news outlet for days. riots to follow. More disgusting still is the attitude and responses of the school official to this outrageous incident. She’s a coward just like the reporters covering this story.

    • Sher

      that’s an ignorant statement. and not true. people like you that keep racism strong. im a school bus driver and ALL are punished just the same no matter what color you idiot.

  • Jeanette

    But HE will be construed through media as the victim of evil “racism” and as a “child”, himself. Just wait and see. I say charge him as an ADULT, ESPECIALLY SINCE HIS VICTIM WAS REALLY JUST A BABY, compared to HIM!!!!! He already HAS A VIOLENT HISTORY and shouldn’t have been allowed access to innocent children as compared to him. He is unstable and should be prosecuted because ASSAULT IS A CRIME!! Especially against a small, and innocent child!!

  • Kat

    When my daughter was 5 a black boy on the bus assaulted her as well. He had been tormenting her from day one slapping her books from her bag or upending her book bag. He told her to move seats and she refused so he slapped her. He was about 13. She has a temper however and took her pencil out and stabbed him in the arm with it defending herself. She was suspended, he was not and she was kicked off the bus permanently. Behavior like this is taught at home. The mother of the boy who assaulted my daughter was told as her son was getting off the bus about the incident and her response was sickening. She said my daughter probably deserved it and she taught her kids to “whoop a $$” cause she aint raising no wimps. Its this low class thug mentality that will get these kids killed someday.

  • Christopher Neun

    Ok, I just watched that video.. and the Imagine above has been flipped.. The news showed a clip of the same image and the injury is on the left side of her face, they (news) even said it wasn’t clear because the boy slapped the right side of her face. Sooooooo either the News flipped the image or whoever posted this flipped the image or someone else hit this child because the video only shows the boy hitting the right side of her face not the left.. hmmmmm interesting case. It’s hard to believe which side the mark is on.. Plus it looks like it came from a face to face direction, judging from the marking.. idk, I’m just trying to be objective and quick to judge.

  • Marina Ligutom Baroro

    That SCHOOL OFFICIAL NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED SHE IS NOT SMART….IF HER GRANDCHILD WAS BEING HIT LIKE THAT WITH A MAN 10 TIMES HER SIZE WOULD SHE BE HAPPY? THAT GIRL NEEDS TO BE CT SCANNED……I MEAN HOPE SHE DID NOT HAVE A CONCUSSION…..IT IS SCARY NOWADAYS WHEN WE HAVE SCHOOL OFFICIAL THAT DOES NOT HAVE A COMMON SENSE. I WOULD NOT SEND MY CHILD IN THAT SCHOOL.

  • Marina Ligutom Baroro

    School official is not doing her job as she is suppose to I mean use some logic. Are you incouraging high school students to bully a little girl? that is freaking not a normal behavior…….I mean how could a school employ a person who does not have a common sense. If you are a mom, grandma, aunt of that child is that your reaction after seeing that video? Sad sad but that is how our society now…..trying to keep her job than to have some moral or philosophy.

  • DJN

    Nothing to see here folks just what “they do” Cant have reverse discrimination. Probably thought her pencil is his pencil!
    Dad really you haven’t beat his @@# because!!!! Trust me you will be a hero for ever in your daughters eyes! Who more do you need your respect from.

  • Sher

    kids don’t do that on my bus. that is NOT COMMON. bus driver not monitoring the kids while she driving. that’s what the rearview mirror is for. bus driver should of show all that. and kinders should be in the front not mixed with older kids. BS. shame on you sch district and bus driver.

  • Mimi

    That superintendent needs to go… violence against another student is never acceptable let alone a 17 year old hitting a 5 year old. That school system needs to take a hard look at their policies!!

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