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!
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.
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.