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Richmond students convicted in bus driver assault

Thursday - 4/18/2013, 9:37am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. -- Five Richmond students accused of assaulting a school bus driver have been placed on probation.

Assistant commonwealth's attorney Edward Nickel says three boys and two girls were convicted of misdemeanor assault and battery in Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court on Wednesday.

All five, along with a sixth student, initially faced felony malicious wounding charges.

Nickel tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) that Judge J. Stephen Bius withdrew the charges against the sixth student.

All the students attended Albert Middle School when former bus driver Gregory A. Davis was attacked on Nov. 27, 2012.

Davis is suing the Richmond school system. His lawsuit says he was suspended the day of the attack and then fired in January. He is seeking reinstatement.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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