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WATCH: Yakima School District being sued over bully beatdown

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The Yakima School District is being sued after a bus driver failed to stop the brutal attack on a school bus in 2011. The Yakima School District is being sued after a bus driver failed to stop the brutal attack on a school bus in 2011.
YAKIMA, Wash. -

WARNING: THE VIDEO ATTACHED CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT AND LANGUAGE. 

The Yakima School District is being sued after a middle school student was caught on tape in 2011 punching another student, while the bus driver did nothing to stop the attack. 

The video from the bus shows a 13-year-old Franklin Middle School student being attacked and punched by another student more than 20 times. In the video, the school bus driver can be heard saying, "you guys" several times, but the driver never intervened to stop the attack. After the beating, the victim gets up and walks off the bus and then the video stops. 

The parents of the victim have filed a civil lawsuit against the Yakima School District for the assault. The lawsuit alleges that the school district was negligent, failed to supervise, and failed to implement and enforce policies and procedures to protect the safety of its students on its school bus.

Court documents say the student was attempting to get off the bus when the attacker yelled, "B***hes don't get off!" The attacker then pushed the victim into a front row seat and punched her more than 20 times in the head while continually yelling, "B***h!"

Lawyers for the victim say the bus driver was less than five feet away and did nothing to stop the attack. 

The attacker was later arrested by the Yakima Police Department and charged with Fourth Degree Assault. 

The law firm representing the victim did not specify what damages the family is seeking. 

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