(GAINESVILLE) — The mother of the girl who was beaten by schoolmates during a Jan. 6 bus ride says the criminal charges against the seven accused attackers are not strong enough.
The five girls accused of being involved in the beating were each charged by the State Attorney’s Office with one count of battery and disorderly conduct. Two boys were also charged — one with assault and disorderly conduct, the other only with disorderly conduct. The cases are pending.
All charges are misdemeanors, even though the defendants were arrested on a stronger charge: felony battery.