School Bus Fight Leaves 13- Year Old Badly Beaten, Driver Questioned Over Lack of Assistance

A bus fight between students in Gulfport, Florida is causing ripples today through the Internet, partly
due to the savage nature of the beating... but largely due to the actions of the bus driver who
witnessed it.
As the video below depicts, John Moody is heard calling authorities for help and telling them to get
"somebody here quick, quick, quick." But Moody himself just stands around and watches
three 15-year olds attack a 13-year old, eventually breaking his arm and stealing his money.
Reports say the 13-year old had earlier told school officials that one of the attackers had tried to sell
him drugs.
The unnamed 15-year olds were arrested and charged with aggravated battery.
According to Pinellas County school policy, a bus driver is not required to intervene when a fight breaks out, only to call dispatch.
“The three boys just jumped on him and started pounding on him and I did all can," Moody said . "I
was looking. It was like I was in shock. I was petrified.”
The 64-year old, who retired two weeks after the incident, allegedly did not even help the victim even after the perpetrators left.
“There was clearly an opportunity for him to intervene and or check on the welfare of the
children or the child in this case and he didn’t make any effort to do so," Gulfport Police Chief
Robert Vincent says.
Moody is not expected to be charged with a crime, however.
Video here

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