Skip to comments.Video shows Gilbert bus driver, student in physical fight
Posted on 02/26/2008 2:19:42 PM PST by freedomwarrior998
Surveillance footage from a Gilbert school bus shows the driver and a 15-year-old student physically confronting one another on February 15th.
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The bratty, spoiled rotten little High School teen is the one who should be punished IMO. It's episodes like this that prove why we are failing as a nation.
The upcoming generation has no respect for rules, law, or elders. They think that THEY are the center of the universe.
This absolutely disgusts me.
It’s what to expect from Jerry Springer Generation. Mouth and attitude.
Everyone involved in that was behaving atrociously. I have no sympathy for any of them...
Yep, I agree...Of course the Bus driver being in authority should have handled the situation better and should never have laid hands on that girl.
The little brat refused to respond to the bus driver. Notice how many little self indulgent snots were there trying to drum up more trouble and playing like little martyrs.
at least another student came forward to ask if the bus driver was okay.
One out of a whole busload!
The Bratty, Spoiled kid was brought up by an IDIOT MOTHER!!! Used to be that parents would punish their kids TWICE as bad as the school did,,,not anymore....I smell a LAWSUIT!
You got that right! My father was the school’s attorney and the school principal had free reign when it came to punishing me. I also knew that what ever the principal did to me was nothing compared to when I got home in front of my parents. If anything, my old man would have sued the school for not being harsh enough. No kidding.
That is one of the problems, authority is a thing of the past. Students now have as much if no more authority than teachers and/or bus drivers.
IMO the driver should have called this in immediately as a threat to the rest of the kids with her disruption to the safe delivery of the other students. I cannot imagine the stress these drivers have to deal with today. If this were a commercial airline she would have been arrested.
Your school had an ATTORNEY??? You must be YOUNG!! I went to a two-Room Catholic school...one nun for each 4 grades.
I live in this district and generally the schools really hammer into these kids about zero tolerance. Somebody dropped the ball.
You got that right. If I had smarted off to an adult when I was a kid, I would've been in SO much trouble. Now kids talk to adults with utter contempt. We had a generation of kids who grew up with essentially zero discipline. Now they're grown and having kids of their own.
This and myriad other manifestations of the rot in our society are actually a thousand times more disturbing and more important than who sits in the White House. Our politicians more or less reflect those who elect them.
MM (in TX)
I remember some kids acting up on our bus once. Years ago mind you, last century. The driver just pulled to the side and shut off the engine. He said something like “ I have all day boys.” We got home a little late, but quiet.
What was the bus driver going to do? If she let her off and something happened.... I was amazed how well she kept the other kids sitting down and calm all thru this.
The mom is a jerk.
The one student who flew out of her seat to support the driver was the driver’s own daughter.
As I understand the story, the initiating brat demanded to be let off the bus where she wanted to be let off, not at her appointed stop. In our school district that is strictly forbidden.
It’s easy for us to say what we’d have done in the driver’s circumstances, but she was driving a full school bus, trying to keep them safe on the road. She shouldn’t have to deal with any given passenger’s whims and bad temper as well.
I don’t wonder why our school district is short of drivers, and they make very good money and have the benefits of other school employees. In fact, our starting drivers can earn more than a starting teacher.
The fight seemed to start when she got phsical with the driver and her daughter jumped in to defend her. It says a lot that the girl was able to sit there that long, listening to her.