Fla. teen accepts plea deal in school bus attack


Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 at 11:07 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 12, 2013 at 11:07 a.m.

NEW PORT RICHEY — A teenager involved in a school bus beating has accepted a plea deal that includes a strict curfew, no access to social media and anger management classes during her 270-day probation.

The Tampa Tribune reported the 17-year-old girl was charged with first-degree misdemeanor battery after she was filmed attacking a 16-year-old on a Pasco County school bus Feb. 1. She accepted the plea deal on Thursday in New Port Richey.

As part of her probation, the teen must write a letter of apology to her victim and pay restitution of $2,900.

She'll also have to testify against the 16-year-old who filmed the attack.

The victim wrote a letter, which was read during the hearing. She says that while the bruises healed the mental scars will improve with time.

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