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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