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.
The inevitable effect of socialist education. What is amazing is that it actually worked as well as it did for as long as it did, not that it is failing now. State sponsored education was always a bad idea. We are only now realizing how bad.
Did you hear her mumble something like why couldn’t I get any help. It wasn’t that long but I guess it seemed like a long time to her. She’ll probably quit. Can you imagine how this girl would have acted if she hadn’t known she was on camera?
I disagree. No one is responsible for this girl’s bad behavior but her. No excuses.
The buses are equipped with 2-way radio, she probably wondered why she wasn’t getting help from the transportation office ... tho that would rarely get there fast enough.
I did see an interview with the initiating girl’s mother .. she should be brought in as well for having raised a kid like that. But she was HORRIFIED at how poorly her little darling was treated. Probably looking to sue the school.
Sometimes you just cannot protect or defend yourself without physical contact. It would be like a police officer trying to handcuff someone without touching them.
Well I think the girl shoved it in her face and demanded she talk to her momma.
Simple answer, put cages on the buses and put these little animals in them as long as the bus is in motion. You want to behave like a rabid little beast, you should be treated like one.
A bus driver should be there to drive, not pacify a whiny little drama queen who is dead set on getting her way.
She knew the lingo didn’t she? You punched me. You touched my boobs. I’m going to sue you.....
You think this is real? I wonder how the video got out
I think the expression on the girls face, when the daughter jumped in, tells us that the bus driver wasn’t hurting her or a threat. She was not expecting that and her face showed it. She knew she was suddenly about to get her butt kicked.
“The bus drivers daughter should not have got involved either way. It only got her in trouble with the law now, and it shows that the bus driver and daughter are tag team trouble makers.”
What did your mom ever do to you to think that a daughter jumping in to protect her mother is a “troublemaker”?
How old are you?
And you don’t?
That’s one disturbing video.
What I see is a bunch of spoiled little girls, pretending that they’re adults. In my view, the bus driver should be given a medal, and every student who refused to accept her authority be banned from riding the bus.
I admit, I don’t know the rules, but I presume that the driver CAN’T just let a student off at their demand, since they’re responsible for that student’s safety. It also doesn’t seem to have gotten physical until the student tried to get into the driver’s area - probably just to get her phone... but who knows? She could have hit something to open the doors, or take off the brake... I can see the driver justifiably using force to keep her out of that area.
Perhaps the driver could have offered to give the girl her phone back, if she would simply sit down, shut up, and wait for someone else to arrive, but with the attitude the teenager was projecting, I somehow doubt this would have been acceptable.
Just sad. Sad that everyone just sat there while things spiraled out of control. Sad that none of her other students told the disrupting student to sit down and shut up. Sad that the driver should be suspended and facing legal action.
That's not accurate, and nor helpful.
The student was in the aisle and non-compliant with the direct command of the bus driver. The student was defiant, loud and disrespectful. Since the bus driver is responsible for the safety of all the students on the bus, plus for the safe operation of a motor vehicle -- the student's behavior endangered ALL on the bus and also on the highway. One could argue that the bus driver had the *duty* to have the student restrained by whatever force necessary from that point that the student's defiance and over-the-top disrespect was established -- which is in the first few minutes of that incident.
The student then raises her had quickly as if to hit the bus driver. That is assault.
The driver should never have been charged. It is actually almost heroic that she was able to keep all students safe until police arrive. The defiant girl should be charged with multiple counts and expelled.
It looks very real. How does this stuff get on the net though?
The daughter’s defense of the driver was quick and effective. She is a hero. She should be commended by the police and school.
Let me know if you get an answer. Would be very interesting.
That's all right -- some homeschoolers are clearly getting a graduate course in smug self-righteousness, which more than makes up for it.
No I think it was good that the driver told the kids to stay sitting and stay calm. They all did so, except these two. They only got up when the fight started and it was really between the two girls. Remembering back to jr high though, when a fight broke out, telling kids to get back was like hearding cats. We used to hear “fight” and would run across the play ground to watch.
Hopefully the DA will be a sensible adult and see the consequences of charging the heroes as if they are the thuggish brats. The brats really endangered the safety of all on that bus, and to charge the driver and the driver's daughter will allow or encourage such misbehavior.
The police seem to have endangered nit just the students in that district but in ALL districts with these atrocious charges.
Once again, the daughter did the RIGHT thing! Hooray for her!