Student Attacked at NE Columbus Bus Stop
Updated: Tuesday, April 9 2013, 08:58 AM EDT
COLUMBUS -- A teen is facing charges after, police say, he attacked and robbed a student who had just exited a school bus.
Investigators say Darius Walker, 18, struck a 17-year-old student in March in NE Columbus, then stole the teen's cell phone and house keys.
"All of a sudden, I think he hit me in my face. I fell straight to the ground," the victim told ABC 6/FOX 28. "I try to get back on my feet -- he hit me right back on my head again."
The student said he came to Ohio from Kenya last year to attend school, but says he did not anticipate becoming the victim of a violent assault.
"Wow, is this really what happens to other kids in America," the victim said. "Because that has not happened to me before."
Police say Walker is one of five suspects recently arrested for targeting students at bus stops. The 4 additional suspects -- three of whom are minors -- are charged with robbery in connection with an incident involving a 14-year-old victim.
Walker's bail amount has been set at $50,000.
Reporter: Lisa Rantala
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