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3 ON YOUR SIDE: School bus fight posted on Facebook

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By Howard Ballou - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Kakeyla Manning is moved to tears each time she sees the video posted on the Facebook page of a Raymond High School student.  In that video, the teenager in the red shirt was ambushed with a blindside fist to the face by another student.  The boy in the red shirt is her son, 16-year-old Loyd "Trey" Manning.

"When you have somebody that's getting hurt, that's not funny. That's not what you put for the world to see."

the incident escalates when Loyd manning tries to defend himself.  The attacker's brother and cousins joined into the fracas, and Loyd manning ending up with a black eye and embarrassment.

But even more outrageous, said Kakeyla Manning, was the fact that her son received the same punishment as his attackers: one week's suspension from school.  The incident occurred April 21st, last Wednesday afternoon as students headed home.  She saw the video for the first time over the weekend.

"This boy doesn't even ride the bus anymore; gets on the bus today. I think they got on the bus in order to start the fight," said Trey's mother.

Trey Manning didn't want to talk to WLBT on camera, but he told us off camera that he and the boy who hit him have had problems all year long.  His mom said her son didn't want her to do anything about the incident.

Kakeyla Manning said she appealed to Hinds County Schools Superintendent Doctor Stephen Handley, but she said he told her there's nothing he can do about it.

She said she doesn't think her son is protected at school.

"Somebody's going to do something because first thing in the morning, I'm going to be at my attorney's office.  We have already spoken about it.  That's unfair, and my son has not been protected on the school premises."

Manning said she is also filing a criminal complaint against her son's attackers with the Hinds County Sheriff's Department.

"I'm entrusting that the school, from the time my son puts his foot on that school bus to the time he steps off of here at home, for them to protect and take care of my kid;  I know that he can't have somebody on him one on one each day, but that right there should have been taken care of a long time ago."

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