MPS student knocked unconscious after fight on bus

NOW: MPS student knocked unconscious after fight on bus

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A Milwaukee 8th grader was taken to the hospital after a fight on a school bus.

It happened on Tuesday involving students from the Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language.

The bus company says the student was beaten unconscious by a 7th grader. Milwaukee Police say one person was arrested and cited.

CBS 58 reached out to MPS for comment, they said in part:

"Milwaukee Public Schools takes the safety of our students seriously and is currently investigating a student injury.
On April 9, 2019, a fight started on a bus originating from Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language during the afternoon route. The bus driver requested help, police responded, and an injured student was transported for medical care. The student is recovering at home today.
 Disciplinary action is now being pursued for this student’s attacker. Milwaukee Public Schools does not tolerate this type of behavior and has clear policies and procedures to respond to students who harm others.
 Milwaukee Public Schools has school social workers, school psychologists, and school counselors available for any students who may be fearful or anxious following the event.
 The investigation indicates that the fight began over personal property. At this time, the incident does not appear to be related to bullying.
Our entire district extends our best wishes to the student and family for complete healing and a quick return to school."
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