School Bus Driver Reassigned After Man Accused of Jumping on Bus

Posted on October 17, 2017

TOWSON, Md. — A school bus driver who was involved in a recent incident in which a man jumped onto the hood of his bus while he was driving has been reassigned to administrative duties, 11 News reports.

As previously reported, on Oct. 5, Leverne Doran got out of his vehicle after a bottle was allegedly thrown at it from the school bus. Doran reportedly tried to board the bus, and after the driver would not open the door, he jumped onto the front of the bus and held onto it as it moved. The school bus driver drove slowly to a nearby police precinct for help. Doran was charged with counts including disorderly conduct and obstructing a school bus driver.

Baltimore County Public Schools issued a statement to 11 News, saying that the driver is still an employee of the district, but that it could not release any more information.

Parents are questioning the decision to reassign the driver, who they call “Mr. Tom,” and told the news source that the driver should be given the benefit of the doubt, given the situation he was in. Parents also told 11 News that they will start a petition drive to bring the driver back if necessary.

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Related Topics: Maryland

Comments ( 2 )
  • Richard Skibitski

     | about 12 months ago

    He was right in not letting the man board, but the issue might be his moving the bus with the guy hanging onto the hood. Given the circumstances I don't know if I would have done anything much differently, if nothing else he prevented the man from having the opportunity to force his way onto the bus, and they should take that into consideration.

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