ST. MARTIN, MS (WLOX) - The viral video of a St. Martin student punching a girl on a school bus Aug. 25 has led to charges being filed.
The mother of the girl who threw the punch - who asked not to be identified - says her daughter will go to Jackson County Youth Court on Sept. 27 to face simple assault charges.
In addition, the girl was suspended from school for five days after the attack and sent to alternative school until after Christmas break. She has also been banned from riding the bus for the rest of the school year.
The mother says that while she does not condone her daughter's action, the viral video that's been shared on social media is hurting both children. She issued the following statement to WLOX News Now: