An Ohio school bus driver begins her morning route and is attacked by the suspect, who boarded the bus the night before, police say. Hilliard City Schools takes immediate security measures.
FORT DRUM, N.Y. — A mother who reportedly boarded a school bus to give her daughter her lunch money was later served with a court summons from state police.
Col. Gary Rosenberg, garrison commander at the Army’s Fort Drum, explained last week’s incident in a letter to the community, stressing that it is illegal for family members to board a school bus.
According to Rosenberg, the bus driver asked the mother to wait for her daughter to come back to the front of the bus, but the mother forced her way onto the bus, found her daughter and delivered the lunch money.
“Because it is illegal for a family member to board a school bus, the bus driver protested and insisted the parent leave,” Rosenberg wrote in the letter. “The family member then went back to her child a second time, and finally, agitated and loudly arguing with the bus driver, exited the school bus.”
The incident was reportedly captured by a surveillance camera on the bus.
Rosenberg said that the mother “has now been served with a summons to answer for her actions in a court of law by the New York State Police.”
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