Elementary Students Attacked by Teens Who Swarmed School Bus


A child was hospitalized and others were injured after a group of bullies stormed an elementary school bus. The bizarre scenario unfolded in DeKalb County, Georgia, roughly one mile from Snapfinger Elementary School, where the bus was heading.

The attack was vicious enough to send one child to the hospital.

Children Getting on School Bus

Why Would Teens Attack Grade Schoolers on a School Bus?

The attack was carried out by a group of four teenage bullies. One was a non-student, an 18-year-old who seems most out-of-place in this scenario. Another was a high school student, and two were middle schoolers. It’s unclear at the time of this writing what motivated the attack, which of the teens was calling the shots and whether any of them knew their victims.

While only one child was hospitalized, several others were injured by the attack. It’s unclear if the bullies had a particular target they were trying to cause harm to or if they were simply swinging their fists indiscriminately on the bus. In either event, the school district responded to the violence quickly.

Statement from the Elementary School System about the Attack

In an official statement by the school district, the situation was explained to parents:

“The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority. On Nov. 18, an incident occurred on a school bus on Hollyhock Terrace involving Snapfinger Elementary students.

Two middle school students, one high school student, and an 18-year-old non-student attacked elementary students, which resulted in one elementary student being transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA),” reads the statement.

Atlanta is no stranger to violence, but violence perpetrated against grade-school children is downright baffling and distressing.

What Happened After the School Bus Attack?

According to the official statement, all four of the bullies involved in the attack were taken in by authorities. The two middle schoolers were sent to Juvenile Intake after their arrests, as they are minors. Meanwhile, DeKalb County School District Police have obtained warrants for the high schooler and 18-year-old non-student.

At the time of this writing, it’s unclear if either of the older attackers have been arrested yet. In the case of the 18-year-old, however, he will likely face serious charges, since he’s legally an adult.