Police investigate attacks on Minneapolis high school students


A new policy implemented by the Minneapolis school district to replace traditional yellow school buses with Metro Transit may be proving dangerous for students.

Police are investigating three assaults on Patrick Henry High School students, all of whom take public transportation, KSTP reports.

The most recent attack happened on Wednesday when a Henry senior on his way home was threatened by two suspects on the bus. When the student got off, the two men began punching and kicking him and took off with his iPod.

In another case, a student suffered a concussion after being knocked to the ground. He had just gotten off a Metro Transit bus to walk his girlfriend home after school.

Parents are blaming the district's bus policy change for the assaults.

"They're just open targets," a mother told KSTP.

In response, the district is putting "transportation safety managers" on more routes and stops. Minneapolis police says they will also step up their presence in problem areas.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.34.43 AM

Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.15.09 PM

Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

credit card, payment

Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.


When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

police tape, crime scene

Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.


Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

coronavirus, ICU

Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

Duluth and Case Recreation Center

St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.