Two boys accused of savagely beating bus driver

Posted on April 17, 2012

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Two boys allegedly beat their school bus driver Friday afternoon after she stopped the bus to discipline them, ABC 57 News reports.

The students, ages 7 and 8, were asked to calm down by bus aide Lucille Buke because they were throwing a lanyard across the bus. When the boys did not comply, driver Shaunda Gilbert stopped the bus to help Buke.

One of the boys became enraged and tried to leave the bus. When Gilbert attempted to stop him, he allegedly shoved her to the ground, jumped on her and grabbed her hair in order to slam her head against the floor. The other boy then joined the beating. Both boys are facing battery misdemeanor charges.

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Comments ( 4 )
  • DriverAngel

     | about 6 years ago

    There were two aides so I think one can safely assume that these children are at the very least troubled children with behavioral issues or very possibly special needs children...One aide is 73 years is it possible that either one or both could not handle the physicalness of the situation? Perhaps one of them was there as a one on one aide and like Concerneddriver stated, there is very possibly a hands off policy...Until you've been on a bus with children like this, you will never know or understand the power they have when they are angry...I feel horrible for this driver...

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