Baldwin County

Teen and adult charged with assault on Spanish Fort school bus

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) - The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office has completed an investigation into an incident that happened on a Spanish Fort school bus on its way to Spanish Fort Middle and High School Tuesday morning.

According to the sheriff's office, Spanish Fort Police and BCSO deputies responded to McFarland Road in the Spanish Fort community in reference to a call for help from a school bus driver said a student was being assaulted by another student and adults had also entered the bus to help the assault.

Officials say it was determined by investigators that a 15-year-old 9th-grade SFHS student was entering the bus at her bus stop with the intentions to assault a 13-year-old SFMS 8th grade student who was already on the bus. The law enforcement report says the 13-year-old student was struck in the face multiple times at which time two other adults entered the bus. The other two women were identified as a grandmother/custodian and an aunt.

The law enforcement report also says it is alleged that the aunt also struck the student during the altercation and fled prior to law enforcement arrival.

The Sheriff's Office reports that the juvenile was arrested for assault 3rd and disorderly conduct.

The Sheriff's Office says the aunt,  37-year-old Syretta Nakeisha Brown, was arrested for disorderly conduct, trespassing onto a school bus and Assault Third Degree. 

The Sheriff's Office says the juvenile was transported to JPO and a petition signed on her prior to her being transporting to juvenile detention for a 72 hour hearing. The injured student was treated at a Mobile hospital and released with contusions. The investigators said: It is important to note that during our interviews it was determined that this situation is a unstable feud that started in December 2017 between the girls.

"It is absolutely appalling to know that this occurred on one of our buses. I appreciate the quick response of the bus driver, the Spanish Fort Police Department and the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, whose jurisdiction this occurred. I was able to speak to the mom and the injured student at the hospital shortly after this happened. I told them that NO child should EVER be subjected to such violence on a bus or at a school and that I plan to insist that the heaviest charges within the scope of the law be applied in this matter," Superintendent Eddie Tyler said. 

Parents of students on the bus were contacted by the school. The bus video recording system was not working at the time the sheriff's office says.  Investigators were able to get a copy of a cell phone video from a student. 


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