ACCOKEEK, Md. (ABC7) — A sixth grade student was brutally beaten by two girls on a school bus December 16, 2015, as the bus pulled out of Accokeek Academy. The entire incident was caught on camera.
At the time, the young boy’s parents wanted to know why the school that bills itself as a “bully free zone” did nothing to stop the attack.
The parents say that when their son sat down next to an older girl on Wednesday, Dec. 16, she told him he could not sit there. When their son refused to get up, that’s when his parents say the girl punched him in the face, and her sister joined in.
“They just maliciously and viciously beat my son,” Myles’ parents said.
Now a few weeks after the incident, Myles’ parents are upset again after they found out the two girls can still ride the bus with their son, says a representative from Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Accokeek Academy said it suspended the two girls for the attack, and initially told the Slade’s that the girls would be transferred to another school in the same county.
“The two young girls will be transferred to another school in the same school district,” Shawn Slade told us about what they were told from the school.
But now Shawn and Lesley Slade say they received word yesterday that the girls – seen beating up their son in the video – will remain at Accokeek Academy, and even be allowed to ride the bus.
“They will be allowed to ride the school bus,” Shawn Slade told us. “I was appalled. I mean, he’s the victim and this is how you treat him?”
The rep says that the school system is following its practices and procedures, and that nothing requires them to transfer these girls to another school.
Unhappy with that, the Slade’s say they are going to court on Monday to obtain a restraining order to keep these girls away from their son.