Police take teen into custody accused of assault on CPS bus

3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, March 15 2016 Mar 15, 2016 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 11:31:00 AM CDT March 15, 2016 in News
By: Matt Johnson, KOMU 8 Content Manager

COLUMBIA - Columbia police said Tuesday they took a 16-year-old into custody Monday afternoon who they say was involved in an apparent assault on a Columbia Public Schools bus.

It happened at about 4:30 p.m. Monday when officers arrived the scene of a disturbance near Range Line Street and Smiley Lane near the Columbia city limits. Boone County Sheriff's deputies were also on scene, but it is Columbia's investigation.

Police would not reveal further details of the alleged assault.

Columbia Public Schools confirmed the teen taken into custody was a CPS student. A spokesperson for the district said two students got into a fight on the bus and because they are minors they cannot release more information.

[Editor's note: This story has been updated with information from Columbia Public Schools. This story and its healdine has also been changed to clarify the teen was "taken into custody" and not "arrested."]

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