Three teens plead guilty to Gulfport school bus beating caught on camera

GULFPORT, Fla. - Three teenaged boys accused of beating a classmate on a Gulfport school bus entered guilty pleas in court on Thursday.  

The three 15-year olds are alleged to have attacked a 13-year-old boy, after he reportedly 'snitched' on two of them who offered to sell him marijuana.

The case garnered national attention because of the beating was caught on video.

As part of the guilty pleas, each teen will face indefinite court supervised probation, community service hours, ankle monitoring, a curfew and random drug testing.  They will also no longer be able to attend the same school as the victim.

All three were facing aggravated battery charges, with another being given an additional unarmed robbery charge for stealing money from the victim.

In court, the three teens offered apologies to both the victim and his family.  They were not in court today.

The victim suffered a broken arm from the attack.

His family told ABC Action News that he is still healing and emotionally distraught.

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