Nebraska woman fined for threatening bus driver

Posted on January 22, 2014

WATERLOO, Neb. — A 36-year-old woman has been fined for threatening a school bus driver, The Associated Press reports.

On Dec. 11, Victoria Gerold boarded the school bus and yelled at and threatened the driver, whom she said curses at the students who ride his bus, including her two sons. According to court records, the driver told Gerold to leave the bus five times and eventually used one of his elbows to nudge her off.

Gerold pled guilty to trespassing and disorderly conduct. She was charged $515 in fines, court costs and surcharges for the two misdemeanors.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Doug

     | about 5 years ago

    After working with students for more than 35 years, as a coach, instructor, bus driver, and custodian, I have seen it all. Students don't always tell the COMPLETE truth about an incident. In many cases the story puts them the student in a good light to the parents. Then the parents come to the school and are mad. Then they find out the rest of the story and they are still mad. But now they aren't mad about the student but they are still mad at the school. Case in point: I had a student on my bus who would not leave another student alone. I told her 3 times to leave the other student alone. She went home and told her parents I yelled at her. There always 2 sides of the story and you need to get the whole story before you go off on a bus driver or the school.

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