Charges filed in over Kansas swim team assault on school bus


GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — The Barton County attorney says he is charging a juvenile with battery and criminal restraint in connection to a school bus incident involving members of the Great Bend High School boys swim team.

County Attorney Douglas Matthews says in a news release Tuesday that the charges stem from a Feb. 6 incident in Barton County. The release did not disclose the juveniles’ ages, and Matthews did not immediately return a phone message.

The prosecutor in neighboring Ellsworth County said last week that a 17-year-old member of the swim team was convicted of misdemeanor battery on another team member in Ellsworth County and will be sentenced July 5. A 16-year-old was sentenced to a year of probation for misdemeanor battery.

The team was returning from a swim meet in Manhattan.


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