Indiana University Says Student Was Targeted in Bus Stabbing for Being Asian

Indiana University says an 18-year-old student was targeted and stabbed on a bus in Bloomington for being Asian.

An 18-year-old Carmel, Indiana, woman told investigators that while waiting for the doors of the bus to open, another passenger began to strike her repeatedly in the head, police said in a statement.

The student, who has not been publicly identified, had multiple stab wounds to her head, was bleeding and was transported to a hospital, police said.

Billie Davis, 56, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery by means of a deadly weapon, according to online court documents.

It wasn’t clear if the defendant had a lawyer who could speak on their behalf. The public defender’s office for Monroe County, Indiana didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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