Riverton, Illinois – Riverton Chief of Police, Jim Lawley, has confirmed that two Juveniles were arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery and Mob Action, after slamming another kid into the ground and kicking him while he’s on the ground.
After Riverton Police arrived at Riverton High School, the victim was transported to the hospital and treated for a broken arm and other injuries. Chief Lawley confirmed that the juvenile suspects were not Riverton High School Students, but they are picked up and dropped off at the Riverton High School, which is located at 841 3rd St., in Riverton, Illinois.
Although, in the video, there were two boys committing a crime, we inquired if the third person, who was doing the recording, was charged with a crime too. We were told that he was not.
According to a verified source, the students, who were arrested, attend ROE (Sangamon-Menard Regional Office of Education) #51 Safe School, which is located at 2201 Toronto Road in Springfield, Illinois.
The verified source also reported that the students, who were arrested for this incident, were expelled from Riverton Schools which is why they were attending the Safe Schools program. As a result of this criminal act we were told that the students will no longer be allowed on any bus, at any Riverton School events, or on Riverton School District property.
According to ROE #51 website, the Safe Schools program is the result of the Safe Schools Law (PA 89-383) which establishes an alternative educational program serving disruptive youth. It is an open entry and exit program, meaning it has the flexibility to accommodate students who may enter and exit at any given point in time in the educational continuum.
Eligibility includes students currently enrolled in grades 7-12 who meet the criteria established by the Regional Office in conjunction with local schools superintendents such as (but not limited to):
- Suspended at least twice for a period of 4-10 days for gross misconduct as defined by the Regional Safe Schools Program.
- Eligible for disciplinary reassignment pursuant to violation of school district “zero tolerance” policies (SB 100).
- Involved in misconduct that can be demonstrated as serious, repetitive and/or cumulative.
- Previously remediated at least once by the local school district.
- The home school is required to provide transportation to and from RSSP programs (Illinois School Code 10:560)