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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ok enough mussy stuff

Bus driver accused of braking hard to topple pupil

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) -- A school bus driver will be charged with endangering a 10-year-old boy for intentionally braking suddenly so the boy would fall down, police said. The driver was upset because the boy would not remain in his seat, Harmony Township police Sgt. Jim Essek said. The driver told the boy to stop moving around before allegedly threatening him by saying, "If you do it again, I'll knock you down," Essek said.

When the fourth-grader moved around again, the bus driver hit the brakes.

The incident happened Tuesday in the Ambridge Area School District, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Police Chief Jack Lively said police will not release the driver's identity until charges are filed, likely by Monday.

Police have seized a surveillance video from the bus. The boy was knocked to the floor out of camera view, but is seen getting up holding his face. Other students are knocked around and one is flipped over a seat.

The driver and the boy have had run-ins before, parents said.

The boy's mother claimed he was "singled out" for discipline when students got rowdy in the past and asked school officials to have someone monitor the bus. Lively said the monitor was on the bus Tuesday, but didn't get out of his seat to intervene.

School officials said they are reviewing the incident.

All right this is bullshit. I am also a bus driver and have used the "brake check" myself to get a kid to sit down. I never knocked anyone down but I have got their attention.

Kids do not want to listen until it is to damn late. We as bus drivers have to go through hours upon hours of training every year. We go through those hours and than what happens we get the blame when something goes wrong. We lose our licenses and our money.

Oh no lets not blame the kid that has been written up numerous times. Lets not blame the kid that wont listen when all we want you to do is sit down for the ride home so that if the bus gets hit you wont get hurt even more.
Do you stand up in your car? Do you run around in the car? Do you yell and hollar so much that the driver goes home with a headache everyday? Ok the last one does happen but you get the point.

Let's not charge this driver. Let's get the kids and try to teach them more. Hey schools take some time and help us drivers out. Most schools dont but when a bus gets in a accident they want to fire the driver cause kids got hurt. Well did you think about the kids when you let them on the bus. Is an hour a semster to much to ask for? Let the kids get some training to.

OK I am off my soapbox now. Have a good weekend.