- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) - A Great Bend teenager has been sentenced to a year of probation for his part in an assault on another teenager on a swim team school bus.

The 17-year-old was sentenced this week in Ellsworth County Court to unsupervised probation to end July 5, 2017. He was convicted in May of misdemeanor battery stemming from the assault as the team’s bus went through Ellsworth County.

A second teen was sentenced in May to a year’s probation.

The Hutchinson News reports (https://bit.ly/298B3xp ) the victim’s mother has filed a civil lawsuit seeking about $400,000 in damages from 21 defendants, including the parents of the two teenagers, the Great Bend school district, the Great Bend High School principal, two swim coaches, a bus driver and members of the district’s school board.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, https://www.hutchnews.com

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