A 10-year-old girl was charged with simple battery Monday after reportedly assaulting a fellow student on the school bus Jan. 25.
Newton County Sheriff's Office Deputy Cortney Morrison was called to Flint Hill Elementary and spoke with the principal who allegedly told her the two students had gotten into the fight on the way to school.
An 8-year-old girl is seen on the school bus video getting onto the bus and sitting down, then beginning to arrange her book bag in the seat, according to Morrison. Then the 10-year-old female gets on the bus and tells the younger girl to move. When the younger girl refuses, the assault starts.
Morrison said the video shows the 10-year-old striking the younger girl in the head over 40 times.
There were no visible injuries on the 8-year-old; however, the video was enough evidence to charge the older girl with simple battery. The Newton County School System will handle discipline of the student.
NCSS rules state that an elementary school student found fighting on the school bus faces a mandatory minimum 10-day suspension from the bus.