BLACK TEEN ASSAULTS 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL, SCHOOL DEFENDS IT AS NORMAL BEHAVIOR
A 17-year-old black teenager on probation assaulted a 5-year-old girl on a school bus, but the school’s superintendent later tried to defend the behavior as normal.
The girl’s father, Terry Peters, said he noticed a mark on his daughter’s face when he picked her up from the school bus last week.
“People came out and they began to state to me that she got slapped on the school bus,” said Peters told WAGT. “I’m very upset, I’m mad.”
Surveillance footage shows 17-year-old Tavon Walters reach over a bus seat and use another student’s hand to hit 5-year-old Jasmine Peters on the right side of her face.
“He had reached over that seat and he was telling another girl that ‘if you don’t hit her then I’m going to hit her for you,’” said Peters.
However, Bamberg District superintendent Phyllis Schwarting appeared to defend the assault, remarking, “The behavior on the bus was not any more abnormal than most buses.”
School officials also tried to claim that Walters was not responsible for the marks on the girl’s face because they appeared on the opposite side to what is shown in the video.
However, the explanation is clearly that the photo has been flipped horizontally, something
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