Public school busses can be a very dangerous place for students. With usually only two adults on the bus, and one being the driver, it is difficult to keep order and watch everything and the road as well. Recently a 9-year-old girl in Florida was savagely beaten on the bus by two students as the driver and bus monitor didn’t notice the assault taking place. No other students stepped in either. Now, as video of the attack surfaced on-line, the girl’s parent have pressed charges and one person was arrested and will be charged with assault. Check this out.
A video of two students viciously beating a 9-year-old student on a Florida school bus has surfaced online, alarming the community and prompting a swift reaction from the girl’s parents.
The disturbing footage shows two boys repeatedly striking the girl as she is folded over in a seat, barely defending herself with one hand as she tightly grips her backpack with the other. Many of the punches land on the girl’s head, neck and face.
No fellow students or adults intervened to stop the brutal assault.
Imagine the outrage the parents must have felt upon seeing the video. You put your kids on the bus and send them to school trusting they will be safe, and adults will do their jobs and watch over them. Sadly, that isn’t always the case and now the school district has a potential lawsuit on their hands.
“I got sent the video of my daughter getting attacked by an older kid,” the mother, who wished to remain anonymous, told the outlet.
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She also confirmed at least two adults were on the bus at the time of the incident, including the bus driver and an aide.
“All ages are on that bus, and it’s overfilled,” the mother told Local News 10. “It’s very crazy because there’s all this yelling going on in the bus and the two adults on the bus – the bus (driver) and the bus aide, only sit in the front.”
“You’re taking care of our children – you’re still responsible for them,” she continued. “That’s what you have a job for. Not only to teach them, but if you see anything going on in your classroom, you don’t necessarily have to physically intervene, but call somebody who can. Because if somebody’s child ends up dead, it’s on the school.”
“My goal is not to incriminate any other children,” the mother said. “My goal is to make sure they have the security for the kids to make sure this doesn’t continue to happen.”
The mother’s outrage is real and justified. It’s not always possible to keep older kids and younger kids separate, and no doubt the busses are crowded and rowdy, but the monitor failed to watch the situation and the results were disastrous. To be honest, this mother’s restraint is remarkable. Many parents, myself included would be waiting to get on the bus to deliver some well needed discipline to whoever decided it was a good idea to pummel my kid. Not saying that is appropriate either, but clearly any kid that would tune up a 9-year-old girl on the school bus is missing some discipline at home, and perhaps a little taste of his own medicine might put him on a more straight and narrower path. Someone has to do it since the school district is failing so badly.