Published On: Fri, Aug 30th, 2013

Joshua Reddin, Julian McKnight and Lloyd Khemradj, Florida teens sentenced to probation for bus attack

Three Florida teenagers charged in a vicious school bus beating were sentenced to indefinite probation Thursday in a Florida juvenile court.

The probation sentence for the 15-year-olds came with multiple conditions including community service, random drug tests and electronic monitoring, meaning ankle bracelets for as long as 60 days. 

teen attacked Florida busAdditionally, the boys must attend an anger management class, stay away from the victim and comply with mandatory curfews.

Joshua Reddin, Julian McKnight and Lloyd Khemradj had all pled guilty earlier Thursday to aggravated battery charges in the attack on a 13-year-old boy on a Pinellas County school bus in July. Reddin also pleaded guilty to a count of robbery for taking $5 from the victim after the assault.

Fla. Circuit Judge Raymond Gross, in delivering the sentence, ordered Reddin to pay restitution of the $5 and also ordered him to more community service than the other two.

One father of one of the defendants offered an apology while speaking with CBS.

“I would like to just apologize to the young man and his family. From my heart, for my son ’cause I know I ain’t raise him like that.”

But he says his son is not a criminal.  

“Peer pressure maybe. In the bad mix. But I understand that what he did is not really what defines him as a child. He’s not a criminal.”

Police say the three youths, all African-American, attacked the 13-year-old boy after he told officials at their dropout prevention school that one of them had tried to sell him marijuana

Check out the video of the attack here

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