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More on School Bus Bullying Incident
Monday Jan 08, 2018 10:11am
Bryan, OH

By: Sheila McCrea

A Northwest Ohio prosecutor filed charges against four minors in a bullying incident that allegedly happened on a school bus.

Both the Williams County Sheriff's Office and the Williams County Prosecutor's Office worked with two area schools before filing the charges.

Williams County Sheriff Steve Towns says the four teens are charged with assault, theft and unlawful restraint.

The alleged incident happened in September. The victim is a 16-year-old boy.

Officials in Williams County are not providing specific details about what happened. It is also not known which district the alleged incident occurred at.

Bullying is one of the initiatives Sheriff Towns wants to crackdown on in Williams County. Towns believes that "bullying is not just short term trauma for the victim, but can lead to much worse tragedies in the future".

The four suspects of the bullying crimes remain in school.

The 4 accused will be arraigned on January 18 in juvenile court.

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