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November 19, 2013  |   Comments (5)   |   Post a comment

2 school bus drivers arrested after fight


PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Two school bus drivers were arrested and charged after a fight at their bus depot here last week, police said.

The women, who were preparing for their afternoon runs, were allegedly involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical, at which point they were separated.

Portsmouth police said that one of the women then went to her personal vehicle and retrieved a stun gun, which she allegedly hit the other woman with several times before being restrained by others.

Responding officers arrested 34-year-old Shannon Carter-Brooks, who was charged with assault and battery and possession of a stun gun on school property, and 36-year-old Vonda Braswell, who was charged with assault and battery and released on a criminal summons.

No children were present in the area during the incident.

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Sad, but, bus drivers are like you and I; if pushed long and hard enough we will push back. Everyone is under stress these days and you don't know their boiling point. Thats why it's important to be kind and patient to everyone

Lauran from Philly    |    Nov 20, 2013 11:13 AM

I have always believe school bus drivers are professional people and it takes hard work and the understanding of students to be in this profession. When school bus driver’s loss the respect of their co-worker or those in position of authority, they loss repect from thier students. These two individuals let their pride get in the way of understanding the position they held because as I see it they should never drive a school bus again. This had to be boiling for some time to get this far so where were the “Supervisors” and their actions.

Dwight    |    Nov 20, 2013 10:12 AM

I deal with another driver bullying me daily. When I wrote a statement out and formally complained to by supervisor they pulled her in. She said she didn't know what I was talking about. But yet witnesses have seen it. I have warned my supervisor that if she ever approaches me to be threatening me I will not back down I will defend my self. But in this case no one knows what caused the altercation, but a stun gun is a weapon on school property. And they say there were no kids there so at least the kids didn't see it.

Donna    |    Nov 20, 2013 08:17 AM

How disappointing. I agree. How do we teach our children about bullying and not to handle things in this type of manner if drivers cannot handle things in the proper manner? I understand that students were not present, but it's very sad.

Michelle    |    Nov 20, 2013 04:15 AM

Seriously! And we are teaching our students about bullying on the bus.

Mary    |    Nov 19, 2013 02:36 PM

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