A bully attacked his victim on the school bus. The entire incident of abuse was caught on camera, which has forced the hand for police in Oklahoma to launch an investigation. As soon as the investigation got underway, the police learned a disturbing truth about the bully and what happened moments before the attack. In the video, the abused victim is shown weeping and begging the bus driver to let him off the bus so the bully cannot get him – and if the bus driver had just let the boy leave the bus, he would not have been beaten to a pulp.
The video was recorded by another student who witnessed the horrific incident unfold on the school bus. Because the boy is terrified of his violent bully, he pleads with the bus driver to show pity on him and let him off the bus. However, the bus driver refuses to listen and launches into a tirade complete with shouting and yelling.
When the boy does get off the bus, the bus driver’s failure is made complete. The bully jumps off as well and attacks the boy.
Although the boy pleaded with the bus driver to help protect him, it was not enough to fend off the bully. The punches are fast and furious and leave the victim in a pathetic and sad state.
Unfortunately, the bus driver did not do anything to help the victim. Instead, the driver exposed the boy to his bully and put him in a vulnerable position. That much was evident in the video, which recorded the driver yelling at the boy to leave the bus.
Major Rod Howell of the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office said: “The video is alarming itself and obviously, it’s enough to start an investigation.”
Major Howell and the rest of the police at the Oklahoma department want to get to the bottom of this bully incident. And while the bully is certainly to blame for his part in the abuse, the police want to determine if the bus driver should also be considered part of the problem.
To aid in their investigation of the abuse, Major Howell and the other police officers plan to use footage from three different camera angles. These include two cameras on the bus and a third from a witness to the violent scene.
Major Howell admitted the school district was cooperating, but the investigators still had not gotten their hands on all the information from the school bus that they needed.
Locust Grove Public Schools a statement addressing the violent incident:
“Locust Grove Public Schools had an incident take place January 17th on one of our school buses involving two students. The incident was turned over to law enforcement, and the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a complete investigation. The students’ and bus driver’s actions have been addressed internally.”
The school district has failed to issue a comment about whether or not the bus driver will still be employed and working with children.
Do you think the bus driver should be charged with a crime?