A black student at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, attacked a fellow student just as the bus arrived for school. The attack was brutal and Mickal Ladd, 18 later pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault in adult court. No hate crime charges were filed because the victim was white.
From Fox 17 Nashville:
Murfreesboro parents are sounding the alarm after a brutal assault is caught on camera.
The attack happened moments after students got off the school bus in Murfreesboro in January, 2016.
John said his son was attacked from behind, then “stomped” on the head four times as his head was “sandwiched” between the concrete and the assailant’s foot. The victim was then “spanked” with his own belt.
“He was kicked in the head and suffered a concussion, he does not remember attack to this day,” John said.
Mickal Ladd, 18 pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault in adult court on Jan. 17, 2017. Ladd was a senior at Riverdale High School at the time, John said.
According to the original police report, the victim said he believes he was assaulted because he was good friends with Ladd’s girlfriend.
After the attack, the Murfreesboro family decided to home-school their son, rather than send him back to Riverdale.