Teenage bully gets off with probation for brutal school bus attack on 16-year-old girl that was filmed and posted on Facebook
- Chase Cristia, 16, was the victim of an unprovoked attack in February
- One girl viciously beat her at the back of the school bus while another filmed it and then posted it on Facebook
- The attacker has received 270 days of probation during which she must keep a curfew and isn't allowed to use social media
By David Mccormack
PUBLISHED: 08:30 EST, 12 July 2013 | UPDATED: 13:33 EST, 12 July 2013
The mom of an honor roll student in Pasco County, Florida who was viciously attacked on a school bus has spoken of her relief that her daughter's attacker has been brought to justice.
Chase Cristia, 16, a student at Mitchell High School was attacked in February and video footage of the sickening incident was quickly posted on Facebook.
‘That's what you get for talking s**t, b***h!’ the attacker yelled as the beating finally stopped.
Scroll down for video (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)
Mitchell High School student Chase Cristia, left, and her mother, Tracy Cristia are relieved that Chase's brutal attacker has been punished
No mercy: The unnamed 17-year old girl approaches Chase and then repeatedly punches her on the back of the head and neck
On Thursday, the 17-year-old attacker who hasn't been named because she is a juvenile pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge.
Circuit Judge Shawn Crane called the girl's conduct ‘outrageous’ and sentenced her to 270 days of probation, with conditions.
The mother of the victim, Tracy Cristia, said the judge’s sentencing felt like a weight lifted off the family’s shoulders.
'So many sleepless nights,' she told Bay News 9, describing how life changed for her daughter after the attack. 'Emergency room visits, stomach aches, nightmares.'
Victim Chase Cristia, 16, was too shy to speak in court but had a statement read out in which she said her attacker deserved to be punished
The perpetrator has received 270 days of probation, with conditions for the unprovoked attack
During the brief but brutal beating the
17-year old girl approached Chase at the back of the bus,
grabbed her and then repeatedly punched her in the back of the head and
neck at least 10 times.
Victim Chase wrote a statement about what happened, but she was too shy to read it in court.
The prosecutor read it for her.
the love and support from my family and friends I will overcome,’ she
wrote, ‘but I believe these girls should be held accountable for their
'Not only did they plan and execute this attack on me, but they were proud of what they did and bragged about it. I believe they should be punished and made to learn a lesson from this.’
Watching video of the incident in court, Judge Crane said the attacker was out of control.
‘There's no excuse for it. Absolutely no excuse,’ the judge said. ‘There is no provocation for that to occur on a school bus, in our community. It's supposed to be safe. We put our children on buses so they can travel safely to school. They shouldn't be attacked, right?’
Under the conditions of her probation, the attacker must keep a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and is not allowed to use social media
‘Yes, sir,’ the attacker said.
Under the conditions of her probation she must keep a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., write a letter of
apology to both Cristia and her own mother, and complete mental and
substance abuse evaluations.
She must also have random urine tests and is not allowed to use social media.
also was ordered to pay restitution to Cristia, mainly for medical
expenses, at a tentative amount of $40 a month, for a total of more than
‘She acknowledges her conduct,’ public defender Phil Cohen said. ‘She's not proud of it.’
The girl who filmed the attack and posted it on Facebook is expected to face the judge in September.
Headlines Newsview all
Amanda Holden at the centre of Twitter backlash as she sends daughter to school dressed as Pretty Woman prostitute for fancy dress day
A parenting group has slammed TV star Amanda Holden for posting a picture of her nine-year-old daughter 'dressed as a prostitute' online.The Britain's Got Talent ... Full story
Grandmother filmed confronting militants and branding them 'devils' before quoting verses in the Koran that forbid slaughter
An incredible video has emerged showing the moment an elderly woman bravely confronted two Islamic State militants, telling them their terror group is cursed and ... Full story
Jobseeker shocked to be sent rudest rejection email ever calling him an 'old, aesthetically challenged professional pr*** with no teeth'
A jobseeker was shocked after he was branded as 'irritating', 'rude' and 'obnoxious' in a cutting email accidentally sent to him by a prospective employer.James ... Full story
Rate this article
MOST POPULAR ON CAPITALBAY
- Royal baby hoax hospital staff wanted to discipline nurse Jacintha Saldanha
- Trainee teacher hangs himself after split from the girlfriend he couldn’t live without
- Lacey Wildd has had 30 enhancement surgeries and is planning more
Australian professor known as 'The Venom Doc' reveals the 26 times he has been bitten by some the world's deadliest animals
Brian Fry has been bitten by some of the world's deadliest snakesHe is an Associate Professor at the University of QueenslandKnown as 'The Venom Doc' ...
She’s plastered! British fashion student in hot-pants who was covered in paint and filmed stripping off in Hong Kong angers Chinese with raunchy antics
Emma Stubbs filmed her friend Alice Stirrat while topless in Hong Kong The pair daubed themselves in paint before appearing in a short video Ms Stirrat, 22, ...
San Francisco 49ers rookie Jarryd Hayne has impressed in preseasonEx-NRL star retired from the sport to play American Football this seasonHayne has been impressive for ...
Devoted Chinese mum sets up oyster stall in determined bid to raise money for treatment for her brave triplet daughters...who all have cerebral palsy
Liu Xing's three-year-old triplets have cerebral palsy, or brain paralysisWith treatment, the girls' condition could improve dramaticallyMs Liu, 27, set up the barbeque oyster stall ...
An Australian man has tragically died in enormous surf in Indonesia Enormous surf smashed Ronald Stephen Schneider, 54, into a rock bank Mr Schneider's body is being ...
World War Two train is believed to be holding billions in gold treasureThought to be buried in tunnel three miles from Polish city of WalbrzychOfficials ...
One punch killer Shaun McNeil sentenced to maximum 10 year sentenceTeenager Daniel Christie died in hospital 11 days after McNeil punched himThe blow caused the ...
ISIS demolished ancient Temple of Baal Shamin, the Lion of al-Lat and several Greco Roman ruins in city of PalmyraGroup will target 2,000-year-old Temple of ...
Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, killed reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27 on live TV yesterday Pair were filming a light-hearted segment for ...
Virginia shooting: New York Daily News and other newspapers spark outrage with front pages 'letting killer tell the story'
People are waking up around the world to newspaper front pages covering the murder of two US journalists live on TV - but for some, ...