Student, bus driver cited for endangerment

Posted on October 4, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An unusual incident on a school bus on Friday led to citations for both a student passenger and the driver.

According to police, students claimed that Bettie Williamson, a Nashville bus driver who is not regularly on their route, was missing stops.

“They reportedly became unruly and began demanding that she stop,” a Metropolitan Nashville Police Department press release said.

A 15-year-old girl allegedly stood up and grabbed the steering wheel, but Williamson maintained control of the bus and turned around. She drove back to a high school and reported the incident.

Police said Williamson acknowledged that she ignored stop signs during the return trip.

Williamson was issued a state misdemeanor citation for reckless endangerment. The 15-year-old was issued a juvenile misdemeanor citation, also for reckless endangerment.

Related Topics: behavior management

Comments ( 3 )
  • c.tyler

     | about 3 years ago

    what do u do when a bus driver that has been reportted keeps leaving ur child at the bus stop and screams at ur child becaues she told the truth at school when asked about a problem that has been going on on the bus

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