Cops: 3 Teens Viciously Beat 14-Year-Old On Bus

Trio Allegedly Stomped On Victim's Arms, Legs & Stomach

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBS 2 / 1010 WINS/ WCBS 880) — Nassau County Police said a local teen was savagely beaten on a Long Island school bus, in what’s being called a bias attack.

Three other teens were arrested on Thursday. They’re accused of stomping and kicking the boy, and making sexual slurs, because they perceived him to be gay, reports CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan.

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Police said it was inside a school bus where anti-gay slurs, taunting and bullying began, and added the lawless behavior went on for weeks. Investigators said the alleged victim from BOCES career prep admitted he didn’t have the courage to complain — fearing retaliation, but when the taunts turned physical the victim finally came forward.

Three schoolmates have been charged with felony hate crime – 16-year-old Chase Morrison of Lakeview, 18-year-old David Spencer of North Valley Stream and 16-year-old Roy Wilson of Baldwin.

bus attack suspects Cops: 3 Teens Viciously Beat 14 Year Old On Bus

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“Punches, backhand slaps and kicks, the victim retreated to the back of the bus where the defendants followed and continued with the assault,” Nassau County Police Det. Lt. John McEwan said.

The trio allegedly stomped on the victim’s arms, legs, stomach and thigh, while making disparaging remarks about his sexual orientation.

Nassau’s police chief said such unacceptable behavior is the centerpiece of the county’s anti-hate campaign in the schools.

While the suspects pleaded not guilty and were held on bail, neighbors addressed the issue, saying parents have to get involved.

“How was your day today? What happened to you today on your way to school? Ask the question,” said Lakeview resident Jeanette Robinson said.

Police met with the female driver and matron who were aboard during the incidents. Thomas McEnany is manager of First Student Bus.

“It is still under investigation. We are taking everything seriously,” McEnany said.

Experts said the responsibility needs to be shared.

“Unfortunately, buses and locker rooms and hallways and playgrounds are fertile fields for bullying,” said Alane Fagin of Nassau County Child Abuse Prevention Services.

The bus driver and matron are cooperating, being questioned by their supervisors and police, who said it is their duty to immediately report any taunting or bullying on the bus.

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One Comment

  1. DawnJB says:

    Hate crime? Really? As opposed to what? All those love crimes that are going on? Would this crime be less serious and would the victim deserve less justice if these bullies had beaten him up for no reason?

  2. wayners says:

    One of them is an adult and none are “kids”. As a 21 year old if I go to a bar and push somebody off their barstool and scream at them and kick them, are the police going to say, hey you were just bullying you are free to go. Hell no! You get arrested and you do jail time plus civil penalties likely for any damages. Time to drop the taunting and bullying language and replace it with what it really is, aggravated asault, harassment, threats of violence, expel the perps give them the same sentence an adult would get. And if they come back and do it again because they were turned in the first time, turn them again and again until they are doing life sentences.

  3. bc says:

    sk, the schools do try to teach these things. The schools cannot enforce these teachings after school hours or during summers. Then – unfortunately, in many cases – it’s up to the PARENTS to keep teaching their kids about responsibility, respect, tolerance, and good behavior.

    1. sk says:

      I agree w/ you that parents also have the reponsibilty to teach their children about tolerance, the same way parents shopuld teach their kids how to read. I am a teacher my self, so i have experience with that. When I was a kid I was bullied a lot and I resented teachers for not stopping or ignoring it. In my classroom I TRY MY BEST to make sure evryone is treated w/ respect.

  4. Armed Texan says:

    Cue the liberal New York diatribe about how they are so much more tolerant than the backward, hate-filled southern states.

  5. John G says:

    Sorry but with all the racism goiing on these days (democrats imagination) it must be brought up. It’s always brought up.

  6. Jamie says:

    All charges will be dropped, unless the victim is a gay white guy. Gays are the only white guys who get a “pass” from the Jewish media’s hate crime tribunals.

  7. Tamara says:

    why is there any focus on race in this discussion? it’s a hate crime because the victim was attacked based on his actual or perceived sexual orientation. is that not enough to make it a hate crime? there is no need to divert attention from the real issue, which is sexual orientation, and the press is going to have a field day with this as it exposes just how backward social thought remains. this type of belief (and thus behavior), that one is inferior based on his different sexual orientation, is not only common but often promoted (see Prop 8).

    1. CommonSense02 says:

      Because blacks are never charged with hate crimes, even if they beat up a gay for being gay. That’s why.

  8. Jay Kellog says:

    They CAN’T be civil rights violators, they’re black! Only white people are capable of politically incorrect thought and action. I say we let these fine young victims of society go, and go charge 3 random white people on the bus as accessories for not assisting the gay student. Also, let’s make sure any unionized bus drivers and teachers with knowledge of the harassment are protected.

    C’mon, people! There has GOT to be some way to blame whitey for this!

  9. John G says:

    This is a very tough one for the liberals. Side with the blacks and be called bigots OR side with the gay guy and be called racists.
    OH what do they do?

    1. cindi says:

      lol so true

  10. Kevin says:

    The US is going down the tubes (fast). It is not these poor kids fault as I am sure there is someone else to blame for it. That’s the American way. “How was your day?” (what utter BS)….

  11. WhiteMan says:

    Blacks and mexicans make up 27% of the population, yet commit close to 80% of total crime. Ain’ t that special!!! Build more prisons for these animals before it’s too late. Call me a racist…I don’t care, you morons!!

    1. Stan says:

      Unfortunately it is 37.5%. And this is sad.

    2. Sam says:

      Hey, I am a moron. Please don’t group me in with these PC idiots.

    3. well says:

      I agree 100% – you can call me a racist too! You’d think this country is only comprised of mexicans and blacks. That’s all anyone ever talks about! I’m sick of it! Warts on society’s azz.

  12. Jim says:

    Don’t you beat up someone you hate? I mean, isn’t every assault a “hate crime”?

    1. cindi says:

      no some groups are more important than others. it’s the liberal way

  13. happygranny says:

    I want to know why the bus driver and the matron did not report any of these incidents to their dispatcher, the school principal and other authorities who could have done something and prevented the attack on this boy. My daughter drives a school bus and she reports unruly behavior to the proper authorities when it occurs. This bus driver and all bus drivers and matrons on school buses should be required to notify the proper authorities when incidents occur. More responsibility for the safety of our children must be born by bus drivers, matrons, school administrators and bus companies.

  14. cindi says:

    The media is afraid of this story. Black culture is violent and racist!

  15. Shane Bleck says:

    Can you lock up their welfare queen moms also?

  16. Heywood Jablowme says:

    Bojangles and the “INJUSTICE DEPT”, what a pair. One incompent, and the other just plain blind to justice. I”ll be back, I have to go take a big ” Obama “.

  17. John G says:

    Why do liberals / democrats HATE America so much??? Why are demcorats the racists? History has proven demcorats the racists.

  18. razor44 says:

    the beating was so “vicious” and “savage” that the bus driver didn’t notice and the kid didn’t need to be seen by a doctor.

    1. Ra$$tus says:

      Yo, you gots dat rite.
      Dat little punk had a lot mo’ blood an trauma after me an’ da boyz gave him a taste of his own medicine by pokin’ him in da pooper behine the KFC dumpster.

  19. ocjohn says:

    So you go to the hospial, where your kid is in intensive care, and ask them how their day was?

  20. RCL says:

    If Obama Wasn’t President this would not even be a race issue.. OBAMA =RACISM

  21. midwestnorwegian says:

    What would be the likely political orientation of these thugs? DEMOCRAT

  22. Heywood Jablowme says:

    As long a Buckwheat is in office, blacks won’t be PERSECUTED, and brought to justice for ANY hete crimes against WHITEY !!

    1. Steve says:

      Heywood Jablowme:
      You are a perfect example of a “tool” who is still angry that the president is not a white guy.
      Why don’t you take a long walk off of a short pier? Your comments are offensive and disgusting.

      1. Moe says:

        “…Your comments are offensive and disgusting…”

        And accurate. Though I don’t care for the ‘Buckwheat’ reference as Buckwheat was a harmless and entertaining child. ‘Emperor Jones’ better suits the subject, a simple-minded fool given sudden and vast power.

  23. JJ says:

    So as you’re kicking someones a-ss and you call them a fa __ot a_ss b_itch your going down… That’s what this is here

    1. weeellllll says:

      They’re just being “tribal”

  24. Heywood Jablowme says:

    A 9MM enema will be a serious attitude adjustment

  25. marty says:

    ladylow. No it would not be a hate crime! Wake up!~!! If the victim is white it’s just kids getting out of hand

  26. rob says:

    Their parents should be fined or put in jail.

  27. John G says:

    Don’t you silly people know that black people can’t hate or be racist or even be convicted of crimes anymore. Everyone that disagrees with Obama, democrats, liberals, ect….. are racists. ONLY white people are racists. Holder said it’s against the law to prosecute black people when they break the law. Just ask the New Black Panthers.

  28. Harry Paratestes.... says:

    NO WAY!!!! A bunch of black thugs in trouble??? It can’t be!!! Please for the Love of God and all things sacred!!! NOOOO!!!!!

  29. paul says:

    You should change your first name to Master for that lame comment….

  30. A. King says:

    Instead of the reporter saying “Police want to know why the school bus driver didn’t report this” how about they say “everyone wants to know why these children s parents raised such awful kids.”

    If society demanded parents be responsible for their kids actions, not only would kids be more well behaved but parents would think twice before having a kid in the first place.

  31. Appalled says:

    The sheer number of bigots commenting on this story is appalling. It’s like an online Klan rally. If you’re not willing to treat people equally – be they white, black, gay, straight – shut the hell up and move to some totalitarian hellhole. You have no place in America.

    1. Punkdaddy says:

      APALLED said:
      The sheer number of bigots commenting on this story is appalling. It’s like an online Klan rally. If you’re not willing to treat people equally – be they white, black, gay, straight – shut the hell up and move to some totalitarian hellhole. You have no place in America.

      It’s strictly because they’re in America that they have the freedom and the right to say what they said. Just like you. People are not equal except in the yes of God, and there is no way humans can make them equal. And what has gone on in the article that everybody is posting about, is going on now, and will go on tomorrow and on and on, somewhere. People may not like it, but as long as there are people, it’ll be going on, and worse.

    2. well says:

      Appalled – it’s my first amendment right,

  32. Mantis says:

    Well-said, GOD’S CHILD! Unfortunately, judging from the popularity of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, there are a lot of these hatemongers among us.

    1. Dimitris says:

      Yeah, I bet these coloured thugs really listen to Rush and Beck, maybe Laura and Savage too.

    2. well says:

      yeah and Mantis – you’re not hateful one bit now are you? Nor is the left hateful at all….riiggghhhtttt… Pot.Kettle.

  33. CommonSense02 says:

    Something for the gay community of NY to consider. You are second class citizens to the government. If you are attacked because you’re gay, and the attacker is a protected minority, NOTHING will happen. If you are attacked because you’re gay and the attacker is Muslim, NOTHING will happen. You are second tier. The government will not defend you, so you better learn to defend yourself.

  34. Leo says:

    Where was the bus driver?
    Was he black?

    1. well says:

      leo – that’s been covered. Read up

  35. teddy o says:

    All in the name of the lord…kicking ass! No one ever hurt or killed anyone in the name of atheism. Also, everyone on this board needs to learn how to spell. It’s Rwanda dummy, and I bet you could not pick out Africa on a map you ignorant moron.

    1. don obrien says:

      To Teddy o: It’s Rawanda. Does that make you the dummy? Did you forget atheists like Hitler and Stalin? They killed almost 100 million, not counting the military dead. Want some more examples?

      1. Gerry says:

        It’s Rwanda. Guess that makes you the dummy.

    2. Fayrix says:

      @don obrien

      Regardless of whether he spelled Rwanda correctly, his point about atheism is spot on. Atheists have killed more people in the last 100 years than religious folk have killed in the past 2000. Put that in your copy of Also Sprach Zarathustra and smoke it, atheist tools!

  36. Tom says:

    T.N.B. More proof you can take the bunny out of the jungle but never visa-versa.

  37. bill says:

    Richard, I would actually agree with you if it were the 1950’s or 1960’s. But in 2010 you are wrong.

  38. Scoon Jenkins says:

    Sharpton only gets involved when he can earn “brownie points”…………silly rabbits

  39. GOD'S CHILD says:


    1. GetReal says:

      When 15% of the population is committing 80% of the crime what the HELL DO YOU EXPECT??

  40. NYGlenn says:

    Black kids did this despicable act? Go figure.

  41. strja says:

    And another thing the gays should remain in the closet it is never going to be accepted by all and sure in the hell not by me

    1. Jay says:

      Frankly we don’t give a flying fvck whether it’s accepted by people like you. Thank God for our right to bear arms!

  42. David says:

    This won’t be the first time these guy’s will be in trouble. They will commit crimes until they are put away for good. Then they will use the old standard comment “This is happing to me because I’m black”. Face it black people the race card no longer works.

  43. chuck says:

    And yes, you can keep the white dirtbags too 😉 Enjoy!

  44. chuck says:

    The picture shows “career preparatory high school”. I submit these fine gentlmen were merely preparing for their career as full-time dirtbags. Public school has a fine track record of giving inner city kids the valuable tools for this path in life. Vote Democrat again, please…it keep them out of my neighborhood. 🙂

  45. Ruth says:

    I doubt that very much.

  46. Chrislongski says:

    Agreed with Atlas – the notion those delinquents come from anything resembling a “family” is a laugh.

    Talk about products of their environment, thinking stomping a child is something to laugh about…

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