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The students, both boys, were reportedly throwing a lanyard across their school bus in Michigan City, Ind. when Lucille Buke, a 73-year-old bus monitor, asked them to calm down, WSBT News reports. When the school bus' driver, Shaunda Gilbert, 35, stopped the vehicle and interceded, witnesses say one of the boys shoved her to the ground and the other grabbed her hair and began banging her head into the floor.
The Springfield Elementary School students now face misdemeanor battery charges, and also face disciplinary action from the school, according to CBS Chicago. According to the police report, the boys “did not allege they were struck or harmed by bus personnel" but explained that "they were mad because they had been asked to stop 'playing around.'"
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
I'll reserve judgment until I see more of what happened. I've seen several cases of this type of thing where the kids "jumped" the authority figure after the adult had started beating or had struck one of their peers.
Instead of being given a pat on the back for coming to the defense of a fellow student in the face of a child abuser and a violent person twice their size, they were given prison sentences.
Like I said, I'll reserve judgment.edit on 18-4-2012 by AnIntellectualRedneck because: (no reason given)
According to the police report, the boys “did not allege they were struck or harmed by bus personnel" but explained that "they were mad because they had been asked to stop 'playing around.'"
Originally posted by BenReclused
reply to post by detachedindividual
You nailed it! The damn parents need to be held responsible for the actions of their children. Hell, owners are held responsible for the actions of their dogs.
Originally posted by detachedindividual
I blame the parents.
Seriously I do.
If I'd done anything like this when I was a kid, I wouldn't have had a beating, but I would have been ashamed. That's the problem, the parents of these kids are so detached from the raising of their children they have no standards.
You don't need to beat your kids to instil discipline, you need to create pride and morality - it doesn't take physical punishment, it takes real nurturing and REAL parenting.
Far too many parents are selfish, arrogant, ignorant, disinterested and are far too quick to blame TV/music/internet for the way their kids behave.
It's a cop-out. If you have kids it's a 24 hour job. You don't leave them to raise themselves or leave them in front of the TV. If you don't like the music they listen to ban it from the house. If you think the internet is to blame who pays the bill? If you worry about who they hang out with meet their parents and raise the kids together.
I'm sick and tired of crappy parents blaming anyone but themselves. They are always to blame, no matter what. They are the predominant person responsible for their child, and everything that child does comes back to the way they have been raised. No excuses.