Boyd County Abusive Bus Driver

Boyd County Abusive Bus Driver

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Karma

Ashland, KY

#1 Mar 29, 2012
I have a video on my phone of a Boyd County Bus School Bus Driver verbally abusing a middle school age student. I am wondering if this child's parents are aware of what happened and if school officials know. It is completely outrageous that this "man" is still driving a bus.
well

Ashland, KY

#2 Mar 29, 2012
is his name paul and does he wear black all the time?
Karma

Ashland, KY

#3 Mar 29, 2012
No his name is Don. People that wonder why kids feel bullied need to see this video. I can't imagine what that poor boy was feeling. If I knew for sure that the school officials know and aren't doing anything about it, I would take it to the tv news.
money

Ashland, KY

#4 Mar 29, 2012
Karma wrote:
No his name is Don. People that wonder why kids feel bullied need to see this video. I can't imagine what that poor boy was feeling. If I knew for sure that the school officials know and aren't doing anything about it, I would take it to the tv news.
get it burnt to disk take it to the officials, if they do nothing about it you will still have a copy to take to the tv news,but always keep one copy.
well

Ashland, KY

#5 Mar 29, 2012
i saw a bus driver named paul verally abuse a 5 yr old boy, i made several complaints...he still works there
Karma

Ashland, KY

#6 Mar 29, 2012
Good advice, thanks money. Everytime I have watched it, it really makes me sick. I was told it was reported to middle school assistant principal. I think his name is Trimble?
Karma

Ashland, KY

#7 Mar 29, 2012
I thought all the buses had video cameras on them. If that is so, shouldn't the school officials have already seen this?
IKnowIt

Chesapeake, OH

#8 Mar 29, 2012
Yes make copies but I'd be sure the parents got a copy. They could be oblivious to this situation, if this was your child would you not want to know?
Karma

Ashland, KY

#9 Mar 29, 2012
I would definitely want to know. I believe the bus number is either 108 or 103. You can clearly hear the bus driver calling the boy a "yellow back" and a "coward". He also says, "Laugh at him kids, everbody laugh at him, he is a coward" I don't know about you but I would not want this "man" (and I use that term loosely) driving my kids around.
getfactstraight. !

Canfield, OH

#10 Mar 29, 2012
Karma wrote:
No his name is Don. People that wonder why kids feel bullied need to see this video. I can't imagine what that poor boy was feeling. If I knew for sure that the school officials know and aren't doing anything about it, I would take it to the tv news.
I don't think it is then Don I'm thinking of. He is a Great person! And I doubt he would do that! It ha to be someone else!
Karma

Ashland, KY

#11 Mar 29, 2012
Don Bolt. I hope this is not the man you know. I would not have believed it but someone sent the video to my phone and I have seen and heard it myself.
Wondering

Chesapeake, OH

#12 Mar 29, 2012
If what you are saying is true, then go to the school board, then the news if need be, but don't get on Topix and start bad mouthing someone, Why? Because it makes it sound like you are making shit up to try and ruin someone else. This is not the place for it. Be an adult and handle this in a mature manner.
Karma

Ashland, KY

#13 Mar 29, 2012
I am not making this up, just wondering if anyone else had heard about it or have seen this video. I am calling the school board tomorrow and am contacting WSAZ tonight if possible.I went to Boyd County Schools and was employed there for several years, but I am ashamed now of a school I was once proud of.
Concerned Parent

Grayson, KY

#14 Mar 29, 2012
My son is a rider on Don's bus,bus number 103 in Catlettsburg and yes it is Don Bolt and was talking about the stuff he has done and said to the kids on the bus. He was in the band and Don wouldn't let him ride the bus because he had his instrument, okay what happens if the kids have homework in band their not allowed to do it because they can't take their instrument on the bus, and lets talk about bus drivers. My son was on the bus and had a pocket knife he was putting his cell phone in his backpack and the pocket knife fell out, I understand a child shouldn't have a weapon on school property because of all the stuff that goes on now in this world, but the lil boy that was setting with him on the bus went and told his homeroom teacher that my son threatened to stab him with the knife so my son was arrested and taken to the juvenile detention center where he is currently charged with Felony Wanton Endangerment. The bus garage said that the buses have camera's on them but it is up to the drivers discretion on whether on not they are turned on, so good luck with that and from what I hear Don doesn't keep his on because he is probably afraid he will get caught and charged with his indiscretions against the children. And as far as Mr. Trimble he is a joke as far as a vice principal. For someone to take a child into the office and question him and have him arrested and placed in police custody without a parents knowledge or consent and for him to sit there and talk about how wonderful my son is but yet he believed the bully over my honor roll, gifted and talented child. And in court he told the judge that my son should be moved to BCC well if he is so much trouble and is being arrested for Wanton Endangerment why keep him in the BC School District. The child that told the homeroom teacher has tried to get several kids on the bus in trouble and has bullied my son for years should be happy. Mission accomplished my son is now enrolled in another school and is thriving no thanks to the Boyd County school district or the joke of a principle. So good luck with getting Don in trouble for making fun of a child apparently they don't care as long as they are getting their money for your child's enrollment and attendance nothing the staff or transportation staff does matters even if it is life threatening. BULLYING really needs to be stopped by all means, whether it is a student, staff, or a bus driver. What I would do is turn the video in and raise all sorts of hell with them til something is done, and by all means GOOD LUCK! And as far as getting on TOPIX and making a statement about it, doesn't necessarily mean they are making stuff up it just seems like this is the site that everyone goes to for area information.
Libertarian

New York, NY

#15 Mar 31, 2012
Assuming this is true, and the context of his language is abusive (not repeating what a child said, or asking a child if he/she said this),then the school board should publicly punish this driver for abuse. What a bus driver, or other person paid by the taxpayer, does in that capacity should NOT be protected by privacy laws. We aren't talking about what he does in his own home; we are talking about his actions while he is being paid with tax dollars to perform a public service. This is NOT A private, voluntary business. The child is FORCED to attend school and, as a result, is FORCED to ride that bus. In this sense the child is being forced to endure verbal abuse and state subsidized discrimination and racism. The child who resisted this form of oppression and filmed the driver, despite the risk of potential blowback from an intimidating bus driver and a defensive school board, should receive an award for doing the right thing!
Karma

Ashland, KY

#16 Mar 31, 2012
I submitted the video/audio to wsaz.
momma

Ashland, KY

#17 Mar 31, 2012
can u post it on youtube.im an employee of bc school an concerned about this
angry parent

United States

#18 Mar 31, 2012
I would like to see this video please tell if you post it on youtube. I have a child on that bus i and i WILL get this taken care of.
well

Ashland, KY

#19 Mar 31, 2012
if u really have it then post it
Karma

Ashland, KY

#20 Mar 31, 2012
I am trying to post it on youtube right now

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