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...
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. 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 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.
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.
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.
I think the bus driver didn't handle it very well...she backed herself into a corner and couldn't get out...
the girl appears to me to be a typical valley girl who probably always got her way at home...
but what I LOVE is the dtr coming up and defending her mom......absolutely heroic..
I see at the end 3 or 4 kids stayed on the bus, and one went to see if the bus driver is okay.....so there is hope ...
the bus driver had asked for help and she didn't get it ......
This type of stuff would never happen when I was a kid- times were a lot different. Bus drivers were treated with respect. In my day, bus drivers were on the same level as teachers. In fact, at my school, bus drivers were pretty high on the totem pole, and school officials more or less left them to their own devices. You would often see them swaggering through the halls, smacking students right and left for no reason. If you had a radio or sweater a driver liked, he would push you against the wall and take it away. They always hung out together and wore leather jackets that said “Bus Driver” on the back. They would threaten you, give you tittie twisters and snap your suspenders. In fact, if you ever hear some old geezer claim he walked 20 miles a day to school- well, it was only because he was afraid of the bus driver. A lot of kids probably didn’t like them, but I gotta admit- they were tough, but fair.
I saw the video on GMA.
It’s too bad eveyone is being treated as if they had “equal” contribution to the problem.
The problem clearly was the bratty, self-absorbed, violent snot who refused to sit, and who attempted to leave the bus at an unapproved stop (driver was not legally allowed to leave the brat there).
so...bratty snot gets physical - and the driver’s daughter sees this and gets upset. She comes to mom’s defense.
Driver should keep her job and not be punished.
The upset daughter should be given a light slap, and the brat should be banned from riding the bus, as well as go to a superintendent’s hearing for expulsion.
I have to agree.....that teenage girl was way out of line. She needs to be suspended and after that walk to school.
I am with you. this punk needs to be knocked down several notches.