Investigators with Sparta police have determined the actions of a 12 year old boy on a school bus were a crime.
Police received a complaint February 19th that a 13 year old boy was assaulted while riding that bus. He said the 12 year old was aggressively teasing him about a stain on his shirt. Surveillance video from the bus cameras showed the younger student performing lewd acts aimed at the 13 year old. Eventually the two began fighting. Interviews of witnesses and the bus video convinced investigators the 13 year old was targeted and was acting in self-defense. Police say they will be submitting a Juvenile Court Referral to the Monroe County Department of Human Services, alleging Disorderly Conduct, Harassment and Battery.