Three of the five students of Green Island High School who were seen on video last week attacking a bus conductor with knives and stones were criminally charged on Tuesday morning.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Sharon Beeput, head of the Hanover Police Division, told Loop News on Tuesday that the boys have been charged with malicious destruction of property and assault.
“The boys are now in custody and are set to face the court on Friday,” the superintendent said.
At the same time, the police have also stepped up their search for the two other students who were part of the group that carried out the attack.
A two-minute video of the incident showed the male bus conductor purchasing an item from a vendor at a bus stop before being surrounded by a group of male students, who began to hurl threats at the man.
One of the students, who has a ‘chopper’ in his hand, is seen hitting the man in the face, with the other students then joining in on the assault on the man.
Their actions were seemingly being recorded by a group of cheering female students, with the conductor, after initially attempting to defend himself, running for safety into the bus, which was then stoned by the group of male students.
A number of students who were in the bus were reportedly injured in the incident.