Video shows Dallas bus driver choking student

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Sheila, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

  2. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    This makes me so sad and just angry.
  3. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    I am sure I will see this on the local news tonight - I am afraid not to watch. Makes me sick:(
  4. SRL

    SRL Active Member

  5. Cathyliz

    Cathyliz aka Superwoman

    AS a parent who's child was beaten up on the school bus (by another student) while in middle school (WITH an aide onboard and the camera NOT working) this outrages me. This was the regular bus. He's on a Special Education bus now and so far so good, but it's only been a week and a half (we're still in honeymoon phase). Seriously, that brought tears to my eyes. I'd love to get in touch with that mother. She's not alone.

    Cathy in CO
    Robin, 15, ADHD, bipolar (possibly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), ODD, Aspergers), abilify, invega, allergy medications
    Randy, 13, probably ADD, no medications
    Rob, husband
  6. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    OK - This could perhaps be even more scary. It was not on my local Dallas news last night. That bothers me - I can clearly see where we as a city place our priorities now.
  7. Anaheimfan

    Anaheimfan Blue Collar Boy

    She sounds so educated too (Rolls eyes) "I gonna beat the $h!* out of yo *$$" Oh yeah...real smart one there.
  8. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    It's horrible! I am outraged.

    Around here, the turnover rate for school bus drivers is astonishing. It's at the point where they offer signing bonuses!!! and all sorts of perks for people to become school bus drivers. What they don't provide is adequate training or resources for the drivers.

    So...we're constantly faced with new, inexperienced drivers who don't have the right training in safe restraints and de-escalating situations...and they're the ones driving our difficult children and other special needs children to and from school every day.

    And Steely, I agree with you. The fact that this story WASN'T on your local news is very telling.