White student beaten mercilessly by black students, police say no racial motivation On Monday morning, a 17-year-old student on a school bus in Belleville, MO was savagely beaten while others looked on and cheered. The boy who was beaten is white and his attackers are black. The assault was captured on videotape by the bus’ camera. The beating appeared to be completely unprovoked. The video shows the victim trying to find a place to sit, and being told that he could not sit down, then someone shouted “Beat his ass.” After he found another seat, his attackers began trying to push him onto the floor, another one grabbed his neck and began punching him in the face. With every blow landed, the mob yelled "Boom, boom, boom." Initially, it appeared that Belleville Police Capt. Don Sax was ready to classify the attack as a hate crime. Later Sax told reporters: “It was premature on my part. It was my personal and emotional comment after only seeing the video briefly.” http://www.examiner.com/x-5919-Norfolk-Crime-Examiner~y2009m9d15-White-student-beaten-mercilessly-by-black-students-police-say-no-racial-motivation What are we coming to as a society when kids on their way in to a new school year of education so violently assault a fellow classmate for fun? My sons ride a bus into school, and I don't even care about the racial arguments of this article, it's the lack of human respect here that shocks the he77 out of me. I can't even put my kids on a school bus without worrying if they could be violently attacked or killed for no reason. The other kids cheered for God's sake!