Safety

2 mothers accused of attacking school bus driver

Posted on September 22, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two women here have been charged with assault and interfering with a school bus after allegedly punching a school bus driver in the face and upper body, police told WSOCTV.

Police told the news source that Tiara Henderson and her sister, Josephine Henderson, boarded a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus on the morning of Sept. 11 and assaulted the driver. The women were arrested last week, according to WSOCTV.

Tiara Henderson told the news source on Monday that her 5-year-old son and nephew were afraid to ride the bus because they said that the bus driver was mean and yelled at students. She said that she and her sister wanted to ask the driver about the situation, and weren’t looking for a confrontation. She added that the driver would not answer their questions and got angry, so the sisters boarded the bus to remove their children, and she denied hitting the driver.

Tiara Henderson also said she and her sister are now banned from the school bus stop and the school their children attend, according to WSOCTV. On Monday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools told the news source they had investigated the incident and charged the women with interfering with the operation of a school bus, but did not comment on the incident.

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Related Topics: North Carolina, parent disputes

Comments ( 6 )
  • Lynn Barton

     | about 5 years ago

    During training in 2010, we learned about this kind of behavior on school buses. When deciding whether or not to take the job...this very reason is why I chose not to! It seemed as if the Bus Driver doesn't have any legal Authority, and had to be at the mercy of the students and parents and their lawyers. Should be pre-requisite for any child to be able to ride a school bus is for the parent of every child to ride the bus route once every 3 or 6 months. The buses that run are a SERVICE for the parents, to get those kids to school and back home, not a DayCare. The 2 Women should have took the child to the bus, and said in front of Driver and child, reconizing who the Adult is and who the Child is and that all students should always listen to the Driver concerning rules on the Bus.

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