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12-year-old girl accused in sleepover attack charged in school bus assault day earlier, police say

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Posted at 5:20 PM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 15:10:19-05

LOGANSPORT — One of two 12-year-old girls accused of attacking another girl at a sleepover is now charged in an assault on a Logansport Comunity School Corporation bus.

Cass County Deputy Prosecutor Coleman Beckley confirmed the girl is charged with battery and said the alleged assault on the bus happened Feb. 25, the day before the one at a sleepover.

Beckley declined to comment further, citing the suspects' ages and an ongoing investigation into the allegations against them.

The girl was on the bus after school when she attacked another `12-year-old, prompting to respond, said Logansport Police Chief Travis Yike. Yike said he was not notified of whether the victim was treated for injuries.

The mother of a victim told WRTV the girl had approached her child on a bus two times before police got involved.

Logansport Community School Corporation Superintendent Michele Starkey said the district is following its procedures and policies in response to the incident.

"We take student safety very seriously," Starkey said. "This is a student discipline issue and we cannot comment further.

The 12-year-old and another girl were arrested in connection with an attack at a sleepover on Feb. 26.

Officers began an investigation after being called to a home about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Yike said. The victim in that case is also 12 years old. She was treated by an ambulance at the scene.

The girl accused in both attacks faces the juvenile equivalent of aggravated battery, battery, criminal confinement, criminal recklessness and intimidation — which are felonies — as well as interfering with reporting a crime, a misdemeanor.

The other faces one count of the juvenile equivalent of felony battery.