3 teens charged in Pinellas school bus beating


  • “Snitches Get Stitches”
    • This beating is the prison mindset in action.
      • This is not really surprising since the school is a dropout prevention school where sadly a number of kids have already had contact with the legal system and are one or two crimes away from prison.
    • The victim did the morally correct action by telling the school administrators that the his eventual assailants tried to sell him drugs but it was not necessarily the tactically correct thing to do.
      • He had no guarantee of safety nor anonymity from the school.
      • The US Marshals‘ Witness Protection Program operates the way it does because eliminating proximity to the defendant is critical to protecting the witness.
        • The victim rode the bus each day to school with his eventual attackers.
  • “If you look like food, you will get eaten.”
    • Head down posture communicates weakness and diminishes awareness
  • Improvised Weapons
    • If something is rigid, it can be used as a weapon.

From http://www.wfla.com/story/22819448/3-teens-charged-in-pinellas-school-bus-beating

3 teens charged in Pinellas school bus beating

Posted: Jul 11, 2013 5:18 PM EDTUpdated: Jul 12, 2013 10:11 PM EDT

By WFLA.com web staff
By Peter Bernard – bio | email

Three students are accused of beating a younger student aboard a Pinellas County school bus.

Officials said the bus driver from Lealman Intermediate School called for help when three students “ganged up” on a 13-year-old student, kicking and punching the victim.

The driver stopped the bus near 20th Avenue South and 51stStreet. Police said the suspects used the emergency exit of the bus to escape.

Joshua Reddin, Julian McKnight, and Lloyd Khemradj, all 15 years old, were arrested a short time later.

An investigation revealed one of the suspects had tried to sell drugs to the victim in a school bathroom. The victim notified officials at the school. Later that day, the suspects and victim rode the same school bus home.

Officials said the victim tried to crawl under a seat on the bus as the suspects punched and kicked the victim for roughly a minute, police said.

The victim suffered a fractured arm. Police say Joshua Reddin also took the victim’s money after the beating.

All three teens are charged with aggravated battery. Reddin is also charged with unarmed robbery. All three have been released from police custody.

McKnight’s father says the attack is not his son’s normal behavior.

The bus driver is off the road while Pinellas school officials review his actions.

Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent says he can understand the driver not getting involved during the fight, but he says he has questions about how long it took for the driver to tend to the injured victim.

Lealman Intermediate is a drop-out prevention school in St. Petersburg.

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One comment on “3 teens charged in Pinellas school bus beating
  1. My understanding is the driver was contracturally bound not to intervene. This policy is indicative of a lack of moral clarity in our society.
    Another takeaway from this is that violent predators can be found anywhere and attack without warning. A good illustration of the need for self protection training that employs effective use of violence.


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