UPDATE – According to police shortly after the earlier media release on the incident involving five Pleasant Grove Middle School students, additional information related to this case was brought to their attention. “Due to the seriousness of the allegations and the necessity to be fair to all involved, the Texarkana Texas Police Department has made the decision to delay the service of the warrants until the detectives have the opportunity to evaluate the new information. The warrants will remain unserved until that review is completed.”
TEXARKANA, TEXAS – Felony warrants have been issued for the five Pleasant Grove Junior High School students involved in an assault that occurred on a school bus while returning from a basketball game in Paris on November 30. Charges range from Sexual Assault to Indecency with a Child.
The Texarkana Texas Police Department was notified of the incident by the 13-year-old victim’s mother on December 1 and conducted the investigation that led to the warrants being issued for the five students, who are all thirteen and fourteen years old.
According to Texarkana, Texas Police Department, officers are currently working with the juveniles’ parents to arrange for them to turn themselves in and anticipate that they will be in custody soon.
The Pleasant Grove School District assisted in the investigation.