Five Pleasant Grove Middle School students were arrested this afternoon after surrendering to officers at the Juvenile Detention Center. All were 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.
We were notified of the incident by the thirteen year old victim’s mother on December 1, who said the five male students attacked her son on the school bus.
Soon after the warrants were issued for the group late last week, new case information was brought to light that led to the decision to delay serving the warrants until detectives had the opportunity to evaluate it. However, it was ultimately determined that information did not refute the probable cause upon which the warrants were originally based and arrests were justified.
Following their arrest today, the boys – who are all thirteen and fourteen years old – were placed in the custody of the Bowie County Juvenile Probation Department.