Day By Day

Thursday, December 06, 2007

They Call It Charm City

This is Sarah Kreager. She tried to ride a bus in Baltimore. Here's what happened:

As Sarah Kreager, 26, tried to sit down on a Baltimore City bus Tuesday, police say, a middle-schooler told her she couldn’t. When she attempted to take another seat, a middle-schooler wouldn’t let her. Finally, according to police, Kreager just sat down.

She was “immediately attacked” by nine students — three females and six males — from Robert Poole Middle School. They punched and kicked her at 2:59 p.m. at the intersection of 33rd Street and Chestnut Avenue, according to Maryland Transit Administration police.

Kreager was dragged off the bus and her boyfriend, Troy Ennis, attempted to get her back on, police said.

She sustained “serious injuries” and had to be transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to a police report.

Read about it here.

Middle School kids -- 14 or 15 years old. Their punishment -- they had their free bus passes taken away.

That's life here in a middle-sized American city.


Video coverage and an interview with the victim here. The perps have been charged as minors.