An elementary school bus driver in Georgia was slapped by a parent after allegedly forcing students to stay on the bus, causing some to climb out of bus windows at a notoriously busy intersection, viral video shows.
The Paulding County School District bus driver confirmed that the school bus driver has since been suspended, while police continue to investigate a conflict between the substitute driver and the parent, according to a statement. WSB-TV.
The driver refused to let the students off the bus, reminded the students to climb out of the bus window
The fight is believed to have occurred Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Old Harris Road and Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, which is home to a school bus stop at Allgood Elementary.
Several viral TikTok videos show some parents teaching their children how to climb out of windows, in which one parent is seen banging on the door to get the bus driver to open it.
Apparently she requested ID from the parents and some didn’t have it so she didn’t let the kids go. Then she decided to drive back to school with the kids afterwards. Some parents decided to chase her, stop the bus and drop their children off by themselves pic.twitter.com/dyM1Zzm9gU
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A separate video obtained by WSB-TV shows another parent slapping the bus driver in the face, who then sits down and closes the door before driving off with the children.
Additional footage of the incident shows children sticking their heads out of a bus window as screams for help can be heard.
Substitute school bus driver refuses to hand over children to parents, citing ID rules when dropping off
Paulding County Schools officials told the outlet that the bus’s regular driver was ill that day, which explains the presence of a substitute driver.
The district said its student transportation process, which includes parents providing ID to drop their children off the bus, was “assisted” when the driver attempted to drop the younger student first.
The district said in a statement: “A backstop occurred and the situation quickly escalated as parents waited for their students to stop.
here is another corner, the kids opened the emergency exit but someone closed it #fyp #pauldingcountygeorgia
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According to Dallas assistant police chief Bill Gorman, some parents went too far by using their vehicles to block buses carrying their children from school, causing traffic jams when authorities arrived at the scene. school.
Gorman added that responding officers saw traffic being reversed, a vehicle blocking a school bus, and some extremely angry parents.
The students finally made it home safely, police investigating officials said
A spokesman for Paulding County schools said the students eventually made it home safely with the help of a supervisor.
However, parents said there would certainly be consequences for the behavior of the alternative school bus driver, citing the fact that the bus stop was very close to a nearby main highway.
“It’s not safe, and all the traffic on the 278 is going at 60 mph,” one parent said. “This is crazy.”
Dallas police are currently handling an ongoing investigation. Police are asking anyone with more information about the incident to email coroner Lt. Selleck at email@example.com.