No charges in Pa. school bus death

February 10, 2009 11:19:16 AM PST
A prosecutor has declined to file charges in the death of a 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy who was hit by a bus in front of his middle school last month as he horsed around with friends before class. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli says Dakota Galusha's death at a school near Allentown was a tragic accident.

CLICK HERE for "Remembering Dakota Galusha"... Matt O'Donnell reports.

The prosecutor told a news conference Tuesday that Galusha was joking around with a 13-year-old friend when the friend gently pushed him. Galusha stumbled backwards over a curb and into the path of the bus.

A coroner had ruled Dakota's death a homicide. But Morganelli says the evidence does not support a criminal charge of involuntary manslaughter. He says Galusha's parents agree.

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