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August 28, 2013  |   Comments (2)   |   Post a comment

Teen allegedly attacks bus driver after stop-arm running


A 16-year-old faces felony charges for allegedly attacking a school bus driver after he wrote down the teen’s license plate number following a bus-passing incident, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Bus driver Alvin Lanning was picking up students on his way to a middle school and had activated the bus’ flashing red lights when a BMW passed the bus. Lanning later wrote down the vehicle’s license plate number to turn in the motorist for a traffic violation.  

The teen driver saw this, and he confronted Lanning. According to the report Lanning gave Orange County sheriff’s deputies, the teen walked “aggressively” toward the bus and around to the driver’s sliding window. He then punched Lanning in the face and took his $800 glasses. Surveillance cameras on the bus captured the assault.

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One thing about this story doesn't make sense... a school bus driver with $800 glasses! Hmm.

Jeffrywith1e    |    Aug 29, 2013 07:07 PM

I am a former school bus driver and was ever so thankful for the on bus cameras. Hope these boys will learn a valuable lesson. I only had to go to court one time, for someone with the same offense. I had a parent as a witness. They apprehended this guy about eight miles down the road doing 65 in a forty-five mile zone. I wonder about the parents of these children.

Connie Lewis    |    Aug 29, 2013 01:44 PM

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