9-year-old girl beaten on Prince George's Co. school bus

A Prince George's County mother is outraged about what happened on her daughter's school bus this past Friday. 

Her child, Saraia, is just 9 years old. The little girl repeatedly told another student from Highland Park Elementary School that she did not want to fight. But the other student attacked her and it was all caught on camera. "I didn't want to fight her because I was scared and I didn't want to get in trouble," said Saraia. "I was really scared. I couldn't really breathe because I was hiding under my jacket." 

Other students riding the bus cheered as the fight happened. Some shouted about posting their video on YouTube while the girl cowered in her seat trying to protect her head as the beating continued. 

"When I saw the video, I was angry. I was crushed. I was ready to hurt a child because someone had hurt my child innocently," said Saraia's mother. 

The girl's mother said the child has a concussion and has been instructed to rest for the remainder of the week. 

A Prince George's County schools spokeswoman told FOX 5 that one student has been suspended and the bus driver has been reassigned to desk duty pending the outcome of the investigation. 

Saraia said she is afraid to go back to school because she fears more trouble awaits.


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