The women have been charged with assault and interfering with a school bus after allegedly punching a Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools bus driver in the face and upper body. They tried to talk to the driver about a complaint from their children and boarded the bus.
The Florida driver pulled over to let a parent who was angry about her child’s missing phone board the bus, witness statements say.
The South Carolina men allegedly interfered with school bus operations in separate incidents. One threatened to harm those on the bus if they hurt his child, and the other chased a bus and beat on the windows.
The Arizona driver allegedly wouldn’t let students leave and drove back to the school. The district says he stopped the bus because the students were being too loud, and at one point a parent tried to pry open the bus door.
Here, a veteran school bus driver presents a list of common concerns among his colleagues, from uncompetitive pay to a lack of support from upper management.
Parents urged Hoosick Falls (N.Y.) School District school board members to reinstate Leo Surdam after he was suspended for allegedly grabbing two sixth-grade students by the shirt or jacket when he told them to stop bullying a fourth-grade student.
Tamara Moore allegedly swore at the Clayton County, Georgia-based driver, threatened her and commented on her weight because the driver missed her kids' stop. Police charged Moore with disorderly conduct and disrupting the operation of a public school.
Salt Lake City Schools and one of its bus drivers face scrutiny from some parents after the driver pulls over on a route because kids are unruly and refuses to let them out. District officials review the bus video and say the driver did everything right, and that the situation escalated because of a parent who showed up with a bat, demanded that his student be let off and threatened the life of the driver.
The driver in Worchester, Massachusetts, tried to get kindergartners off the bus first, police said, and parents insisted that the driver release all the students immediately. When she refused, parents started to enter the school bus, broke the door, and a 16-year-old girl punched the driver in the face.
Carlos Davis allegedly blocks a Clayton County (Ga.) Public Schools bus driver from closing the door so she couldn’t finish her route, tying up traffic for 45 minutes, and is charged with disrupting public schools operation. He confronts the driver because some students have to sit on the floor.
The Oak Ridge Board of Education is bringing back school bus service to about 1,300 of 1,800 students who had been affected by an expanded “parent responsibility zone,” following protests from parents and grandparents. The zone was expanded to 1.5 miles in June in an effort to reduce a $1.25 million budget deficit.
According to police, Burnis Hurd boards the bus with his son, who points out a boy who had been bullying him, and Hurd grabs the boy by the hair, raises him out of his seat, pushes him on the side of the bus, threatens to kill him and uses threatening language with other students. Hurd was placed in jail on $50,000 bond.
In March, Etiwanda School District launched a "shared cost model" pilot transportation program for students who live at least 3 miles from school. District officials say that the program "did not generate the interest nor the revenue that was expected," and the board decides to discontinue it after the last day of school.