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!
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.
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.