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Driver Fired After Brawl With HS Student While Bus Was In Motion (video)
Fox News ^ | 2/12/14

Posted on 02/12/2014 4:20:41 PM PST by Libloather

Crazy video shows a fight that broke out between a bus driver and a passenger while the bus was in motion.

It happened on a Wisconsin city bus in January, after a passenger started a fight with the bus driver. The driver, Scotty Wells, has since been fired for leaving the wheel.

The surveillance video shows Wells confronting a 17-year-old high school student boarding the bus. In the police report, Wells claimed he had asked for the boy’s information after allegedly having problems with him on previous rides, including vulgar language.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brawl; bus; video; wisconsin
Other than maybe showing the driver where the parking brake is, he should get his job back with possibly a hefty raise for beating the snot out of the punk.
1 posted on 02/12/2014 4:20:41 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Yep. I hate to side with the union but they got this one right.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 4:23:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather

He should have quit once the kid was decked, imho.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 4:24:51 PM PST by MNnice
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To: cripplecreek

The “good news” is, that the union’s got this guy’s back.

Punk Kid? You a dumb a$$.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 4:28:59 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Libloather

There should be some penalty for proceeding with the brawl while the bus was moving. Maybe a 12 month probationary period or something. I hope the driver gets the job back, after passing a refresher driving course. He is tough enough for that kind of job. You don’t want somebody too easily intimidated. The boy has been needing a good ass kicking anyway.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 4:35:52 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Libloather

What if the black yout had a knife, and I wouldn’t be surprised, I read the news EVERY day.
What then?

Hope this guy sues....


6 posted on 02/12/2014 4:36:47 PM PST by mowowie
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To: Libloather

How about that, it’s Trayvon all over again. How dare this driver defend himself against this direct threat to his life, he must be racist.

Isn’t it amazing how many people forget or don’t know how easily a person can be killed simply by being punched? One punch to the head can be all it takes and there are plenty of examples. This is a direct threat to his life and he has one of 2 choices: 1. Take the risk that he won’t be killed. 2. Don’t take the risk and defend himself. By firing him from his job what they are saying is he should have risked his life. Is that part of the job description?


7 posted on 02/12/2014 4:41:11 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

We had respect for our bus drivers when I was a kid.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 4:41:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lee martell

Here in New York city it’s a felony to hit a bus driver and no way in hell do they get fired whether or not the bus is moving simply for the fact that bus drivers have been killed in the past by passengers. One got stabbed to death a few years ago by a punk just like this kid.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 4:43:16 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL,

You were a “Kid” way too long ago.

So was I.

Have a good night, FRiend.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 4:52:25 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Libloather

Pig Nose Wiehl: “The kid is down, it’s no longer self defense at that point.”

Oh really? So the possibility that the kid could have a knife and stab the bus driver in the neck once he sits down should be completely ignored?


11 posted on 02/12/2014 4:53:54 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s before liberals poisoned kids minds.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 4:54:36 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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13 posted on 02/12/2014 4:54:57 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

All of our bus drivers were females. However we didn’t have contracted bus services and our drivers were all local people from our rural community and we respected them year round.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 4:59:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather
The cowardly punk b^&@# kid intentionally waited until the bus was moving so the driver would be vulnerable and unable to defend himself.

Didn't work.

15 posted on 02/12/2014 5:03:50 PM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: cripplecreek

My female bus driver back in high school would have beaten this little feral puke to an inch of his life WHILE the bus was doing 50 mph down the road.
Nobody EVER messed with Bertha....

We used to call her “The Beast”.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 5:04:32 PM PST by mowowie
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To: mowowie

Ruby was to be feared.


17 posted on 02/12/2014 5:06:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather

Used to be a motorcycle mechanic(1970s). Not much winter work so I drove a school bus for a highly rated big buck school district.

Lots of snotty well to do kids. Most were easy to control. One day a HS junior or senior decided to try to get me into a fight. Posturing, language and verbal abuse. There was quite a little snow storm outside. I was pretty far from any houses. I stopped the bus stood up opened the door and growled while looking through this kid. “Now GET OUT, And don’t come back until you bring a note from the assistant principle that you have been disciplined and are now allowed back on the bus.”

Didn’t hear from him for At least two weeks when he handed me a crudely written note preported to be from the asst principle and a smile and an apology. I knew it was phoney but I also new the kid was no longer a threat.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 5:08:29 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: mowowie

If I had kids, I’d want this guy to be their bus driver.......


19 posted on 02/12/2014 5:09:08 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: cripplecreek

Mr. Patton would have mashed us into paste for s*** like that.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 5:09:24 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Kid was probably angry at the bus driver because he had a job. Makes his daddy look bad.

Bus driver did the right thing.

On the block the kid’s on his way to getting shot down before he’s 25.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 5:19:08 PM PST by Justa
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To: Justa
On the block the kid’s on his way to getting shot down before he’s 25.

Anybody got a problem with that?

22 posted on 02/12/2014 5:20:31 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
“The kid is down, it’s no longer self defense at that point.”

I agree with you here. There is no law that says the kid won't get up again ad press the attack. The driver has to turn his back to the kid to start driving the bus again. Self defense is not over until the kid is incapacitated with something broken or is unconscious.

The bus is not going very fast, and the danger of a renewed attack is far greater than the danger of just letting the bus roll while the driver finishes off the punk.

23 posted on 02/12/2014 5:48:33 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: Libloather

if he was a teacher it’d be impossible to fire him. didn’t have sex wth him, didn’t murder him, he’d be untouchable.

that said i think this is a case for corporal punishment of the punk kid.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 5:49:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Several years ago a school bus driver in rural Tennessee was shot to death by a 14-year-old high school student.


25 posted on 02/12/2014 5:50:15 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: cripplecreek

and teachers. and principals.

if you’d have lipped off to them with vulgarity/swears, they’d have gotten physical with you.


26 posted on 02/12/2014 5:51:40 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

exactly. exactly right.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 5:53:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Libloather

The driver should get his job back. He was forced to defend himself... And it’s a little unfair to excercise 20/20 hindsight on what he ~should~ have done. That’s the thing with defense— you don’t have time to sit and think and decide on the perfect set of responses in just the right order. That he didn’t even think to set the parking brake only backs up his defense position. He was being viciously attacked. He did what he could immediately do. The bus wasn’t moving at the time, so jumping out if his seat wasn’t unreasonable. Had the bus been underway it would have been different but his reaction would probably have been different as well.

It’s easy to sit back and think about a better way to fight back, or stop fighting at a different time but that’s all coming from the luxury of knowing how and when it all ended. He didn’t ruthlessly beat on the kid all that much. He got in his licks and kept the kid from being any further problem. Well done, I’d say.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 6:14:51 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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