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“My kids were scared … they were all scared, and that’s not right,” said Joanne Lynch, whose 12-year-old and 10-year-old were on the bus.
It is not clear what led to the incident.
“I know, from what my children say, swearing was going on on the bus,” Lynch said, adding it was the driver who was swearing, according to her children. “The little boy got kicked off, questioned it, and then, from the video you’ve seen, his bag was grabbed and thrown out and he was grabbed and thrown out.”
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: FlySolo
First off, it seems that this religious school might need to get a handle on its students' behavior. They're blaming the bus driver--how about not letting some punk-ass kid on the bus that acts like this.
I don't subscribe to the interviewed bus driver (referencing mclarenmp4's post of the video) that it falls on the bus driver to be able to control children like that--his hands are tied as to what he can and cannot do, and I'm sure that physically restraining a child like that is out of the question.
The only thing I think he should have done differently was to have kept the bus parked there, radioed dispatch about the situation, and sat there with the little sh*t of a trouble maker until either the child's guardian(s) showed up to get him or the police. I don't care if it was 10 blocks away from the child's house or one, he put that child's life in jeopardy when he drove away.
That driver was in a tough position, and I'm glad to see that he wasn't fired...and I doubt he's disappointed to be taken off of that bus route, either.
originally posted by: ketsuko
OK, first off, having taught in junior high, grade 7 and grade 8 are not "little" boys. Some of them are getting pretty big.