Posted 3:10 PM 2/29/2012 : Girls were hurt trying to break up fight at bus stop
Three girls were hurt trying to stop a fight that broke out this morning at a school bus stop between two of their classmates and a woman in the community. The students attend the Galileo School of Math and Science in Colorado Springs School District 11 and were waiting for the bus near E. San Miguel St. and Delaware Dr. when apparently two boys and the woman began fighting.
When the bus arrived, the driver quickly gathered all of the students onboard and drove them out of the area. D11 spokeswoman Devra Ashby says it's unclear who started it the fight, but says the driver's quick thinking kept things from getting worse.
"So when he found out what was happening he took the students to the next location where he had access to a school and to other people if he needed to," Ashby said.
The girls were all taken to the hospital with minor injuries and Ashby says one of them was even able to return to class later in the day. The boys have both been charged with assault.
The woman reportedly lives in the area. However, her role in the altercation remains unclear.
Posted 11:13 AM 2/29/2012 : Fight at bus stop hospitalizes three students
Three female middle school students from the Galileo School of Math and Science were taken by ambulance to the hospital following a fight with an unidentified woman at a bus stop Wednesday morning.
School District 11 spokesperson Devra Ashby said it is unclear who started the fight and that the students were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The altercation took place at around 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of E. San Miguel St. and Delaware Dr.
Ashby says the fight seems to have broken out between the woman and one of the girls. The others were apparently injured trying to intervene.
The bus driver quickly got the girls onboard and drove out of the area. Paramedics and police officers met the bus near Queen Palmer Elementary.
The Colorado Springs Police Department is now investigating the incident. Spokesperson Barbara Miller says two juvenile males have been served with assault charges. It's unclear how they are related to the fight.