hmmm

United States

#21 Feb 1, 2013
Really, you know first hand? My money is on you are the driver because the kids tell a different story that includes the bus driver saying he would turn around and drive back to the school now including big grin and hand motion as if he turned the wheel that way. A kid already in a foul mood... that wouldn't make him go on a rampage would it now? And why did other kids follow suit, even tried to get out the emergency exits and kick in windows? Something doesn't add up.
mom

United States

#22 Feb 1, 2013
My kid told the "I'm turning around" story, too. I can't see what he was trying to accomplish by saying he would turn around. Nor by stopping in the middle of the right turn. Not exactly safe IMO.

I don't really care, if there was provocation and what happened to that kid. Or the angry kids who tried to kick in windows and open emergency exits to leave the bus. They should have been punished, too.

I care that scared kids eventually got off the bus when they could and felt safe to do so. All they wanted was to get away from the situation. I care that they all got punished because it was not their bus stop. At that point the kid was still on the bus and the situation was not diffused. I care because Embry wasn't told the entire story but just shown the small clip where the kids got off. Why on earth would the bus driver make sure these kids got punished? What lesson is there to be learned for them? Maybe he was angry because they all were more scared of him then the kid? Maybe it made his story more credible, if more kids get punished?

Having those kids punished and the hush-hush from transportation that tells me something is not right here.
lol

United States

#23 Feb 1, 2013
Wow, they seriously expected them to stay on the bus with all of that going on? Even if half of that is true, if the boy was arrested, the situation wasn't safe for the other kids.
Julie

Lexington, KY

#24 Feb 1, 2013
Riding the bus is a privilege. If kids can't behave, they need to be removed from the bus & have their Mother or Father take them to school. This usually makes the parents mad when they have to be late for work because their child can't behave on the bus. They government has made it where kids can act pretty much how they want to act in schools and on the buses. That is what is wrong with this generation today....no discipline and no love of God. Most kids and there family don't have a relationship with God. Things will just keep getting worse as we are living in the last days. The good people are looked down upon and the evil people are praised. A bus driver has the lives of many children in their hands. The last thing they should have to deal with is misfits who are trying to start fights, throwing items, etc. Not saying this is exactly what occurred in this situation, just saying "in general". How terrible it would to be to think that the bus driver got distracted by inappropriate behavior of one or two children and caused the bus to wreck? Not to mention innocennt motorists who could be involved as well. Inappropriate behavior on school buses should not be tolerated!
Hey stupid

Tucker, GA

#25 Feb 1, 2013
I agree with Julie. Riding the bus is a privilege these parents need to learn how to discipline their children when they behave like idiots. But wait if they are acting like that then the parents act the same. And mom to the child that got in trouble raise your child and make him become a man quit defending g his stupid actions. Our detention centers are already full of these kids. And honestly they deserve to have a parent that cares and love them. And our society would love to not be taking care of them.

Also driving a bus is a very dangerous and sensitive job from my understanding this young man put the other children in danger by acting like a fool and making the driver having to stop the bus immediately to protect the the other rides as well as himself. My Child rides the bus and I was told that jeff or who ever his name is done a great job and if the regular driver that drives this bus would have discipline on the bus and parents discipline their bad kids none of this would have happened. Jeff way to go in protecting the innocent children on the bus keep them safe and hope you continue to do your job unlike these parents.
lol

United States

#26 Feb 1, 2013
Doesn't sound like he did a great job if kids got scared and took their chances to get off when they could. Kids who had nothing to do with the situation other than just being on the bus. Kids who didn't try and kick in windows or open the emergency exit but left when the driver opened the door because they feared injury and felt the driver did not handle the situation. Where exactly did those parents fail to do their job in raising those children?

If kids start trying to kick in windows the driver has lost all control. That doesn't sound like doing his job.

If it is true he intentionally pretended to turn around, that is also not a disciplinary action but simply an act of trying to pi$$ off the kid. Also not an action of a protective driver or somebody who is doing his job.

Sorry, you have to try harder to convince me this Jeff guy did his job. Sounds more like he is covering his a$$.
Really

AOL

#27 Feb 1, 2013
You know I've been a driver for 20 years plue, You people don't know what it 's like to have all of those lifes in your hands. Driving trying to get your Child home safe and then you have a Child that wants to act stupied, I don't know who Jeff is or what Route he drove but it's hard to get on a bus full of Childrens and try to drive them home safely and not knowing the Route that good. Watching the road and then looking for Address for your stop and looking at the Route Sheet to make sure your going the right way and Watching the Childrens in the Mirror what they are doing, All I got to say if you think you can do better go and fill out an applicant, go through training, and get your CDL and drive a damn bus yourself and see how it feels.
mom

United States

#28 Feb 1, 2013
He knew the route. He has driven it several times before. But a bus is not a church where you don't get to talk to your neighbor. Even in church we don't have to sit and not make a move. Which is what this driver even asks of the elementary kids.

The regular driver does enforce discipline but she also knows they are kids. You can't expect them to be quiet, sit up straight, legs together, hands in your lap. They are not statues, they are kids. It takes a special kind of person to be a school bus driver. This guy doesn't have it.

And no, hey stupid, the child they supposedly arrested is not my kid. I don't defend his actions or the actions of some of the other kids on the bus. Yet the situation was avoidable, if people would have done their job. He had been taken off the bus at the school and then put back on. Maybe if they would have made his mom pick him up at the school this all could have been avoided.

I don't envy the bus drivers, they put up with a lot. That's why I say it takes a special kind of person to do this job. Yes, the kid did a lot to irritate the driver while they were en route. I heard he had quite a foul mouth. Yet at this point the driver should have ignored it and just have the child disciplined later. That's proper procedure. Instead he thinks it's fun to tell the kid they are all going back to the school. He really didn't foresee the kid could snap?

Yes, riding the bus is a privilege. But there is also the expectation the bus driver will keep the kids safe and not act like a juvenile himself, including seeking revenge later on anybody he thinks he can get punished.

Furthermore, if you fear for your own safety you should be able to get off. Not get punished to boot. My kid has never been in trouble before. Just got scared when things got out of control. In fact my child was more afraid of what the driver would do next rather than what the 'jailbird' would do. That's telling. My child had nothing to do with what happened. The driver opened the door. He didn't tell them they couldn't get off. My kid took the chance to get away from it all. Yet the driver made sure my kid and others in the same boat got punished. It's bothersome Embry didn't get to hear the whole story. That reeks of cover up.

Thanks for the tip to call the police. I instructed my child to do the same. Given they ended up arresting a child, they should have been called in the first place and by the driver himself.
mom3

United States

#29 Feb 1, 2013
People count your blessings your kids are fine. Nobody got injured. Yes, it's not right for some to get detention just because they got off when they did. However, in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter. Give them a hug, tell them you love them. Sometimes life just isn't fair. If they are otherwise good kids, this little detention won't matter.

When they are older they will laugh about this. A crazy childhood story. One of those "when I was a kid, we got detention for" stories.

My prayers are with the family whose kid got arrested and had to go to the juvenile detention center. That is not the kind of detention you want your kid to get. Whether he was provoked is irrelevant. This kid seems to have issues, which just got a whole lot worse.

So hug you kids when you pick them up from their little after school detention. Count your blessings and move on.
Hal

Louisville, KY

#30 Feb 1, 2013
All I know is that I have great kids! Mr.Teddy has been our driver for many years and he is awesome! No complaints!
silly

United States

#31 Feb 2, 2013
The regular driver on this route is great, too. But the one they are talking about, the kids don't like him, even the great kids.
wow

Frankfort, KY

#32 Feb 2, 2013
You all have no idea what your talking about, and YES that redneck bus driver jeff did provoke the situation. The bus driver started it all and then when the child felt he was being threatened he said something back, would you not? oh and the kid was half black and the bus driver felt the need to only pick on him? i think this was a race thing. If he had that much trouble out of the kids he should have radioed the school before things got out of hand.
morning

United States

#33 Feb 2, 2013
Looks like there are some parents along that route who have good reason to be angry with that driver. Maybe parents along another route will be happier with him.
Urdumb

Frankfort, KY

#34 Feb 2, 2013
wow wrote:
You all have no idea what your talking about, and YES that redneck bus driver jeff did provoke the situation. The bus driver started it all and then when the child felt he was being threatened he said something back, would you not? oh and the kid was half black and the bus driver felt the need to only pick on him? i think this was a race thing. If he had that much trouble out of the kids he should have radioed the school before things got out of hand.
well I think ur dumb
Urdumb

Frankfort, KY

#35 Feb 2, 2013
Julie wrote:
Riding the bus is a privilege. If kids can't behave, they need to be removed from the bus & have their Mother or Father take them to school. This usually makes the parents mad when they have to be late for work because their child can't behave on the bus. They government has made it where kids can act pretty much how they want to act in schools and on the buses. That is what is wrong with this generation today....no discipline and no love of God. Most kids and there family don't have a relationship with God. Things will just keep getting worse as we are living in the last days. The good people are looked down upon and the evil people are praised. A bus driver has the lives of many children in their hands. The last thing they should have to deal with is misfits who are trying to start fights, throwing items, etc. Not saying this is exactly what occurred in this situation, just saying "in general". How terrible it would to be to think that the bus driver got distracted by inappropriate behavior of one or two children and caused the bus to wreck? Not to mention innocennt motorists who could be involved as well. Inappropriate behavior on school buses should not be tolerated!
I completely agree :) I like your input!
Urdumb

Frankfort, KY

#36 Feb 2, 2013
Hey stupid wrote:
I agree with Julie. Riding the bus is a privilege these parents need to learn how to discipline their children when they behave like idiots. But wait if they are acting like that then the parents act the same. And mom to the child that got in trouble raise your child and make him become a man quit defending g his stupid actions. Our detention centers are already full of these kids. And honestly they deserve to have a parent that cares and love them. And our society would love to not be taking care of them.
Also driving a bus is a very dangerous and sensitive job from my understanding this young man put the other children in danger by acting like a fool and making the driver having to stop the bus immediately to protect the the other rides as well as himself. My Child rides the bus and I was told that jeff or who ever his name is done a great job and if the regular driver that drives this bus would have discipline on the bus and parents discipline their bad kids none of this would have happened. Jeff way to go in protecting the innocent children on the bus keep them safe and hope you continue to do your job unlike these parents.
Yay! Awesome. I agree completely with this. The kid was definitely scaring the other kids because he was not following the rules and threatening to beat up a 50 year old man. The driver had to stop to remove the angry kid from the situation so nothing got taken any further. I'm glad people agree with me :)
urstupid you ARE stupid

United States

#37 Feb 2, 2013
Yet the kid didn't get removed from the situation. If I read the comments correctly, the kid was briefly removed from the bus at the school, talked to, put back on the bus. When the bus reached the home bus stops things got out of hand. The driver stopped but didn't take him off. Other kids got off to get away from the two...

In my book that is not removing the trouble kid from the situation. The driver obviously didn't handle the situation to resolve it. In fact he seemed to have made sure the kid flips out. If that is handling the situation properly I have been raising my kids completely wrong.

But feel free to agree with yourself. Clearly you weren't there.
nainer

United States

#38 Feb 2, 2013
So his name is Jeff? Jeff who? Apparently you can't complain, if you don't know a name. And the power to be at transportation has yet to talk to me.

I don't think the driver handled the situation properly, provocation or no provocation. Now hearing the kid got arrested, the driver should have called the police right away when he was threatened, if he took it that serious. He definitely should have called the police when chaos ensued.

I'm unhappy my kid got punished because my kid did nothing other than to get off and away. I don't like it that the driver and the school send the message to stay on the bus even if you fear things will get further out of hand. It's not like the bus driver couldn't watch them walk to their own bus stop. It's a straight shot. He didn't tell them they couldn't get off. He only told that particular kid he couldn't get off, which in turn escalated the situation further.

Some people simply shouldn't drive a school bus.
lol

United States

#39 Feb 2, 2013
Maybe he'll do better delivering statues. ROFL

This was a very entertaining read.
Hey stupid

Tucker, GA

#41 Feb 2, 2013
Everyone needs to realize that this kid has been nothing but trouble in and out of trouble novelist if his life I know of him. Mom admit u have let society down and have raised a bad kid. It's not to late for the two if you to fix But first you all theat thinks its the bus drivers fault. Are all wrong. The problem is with your parenting skills. Bust his ass and show him I love him. And he won't be another statistic. I am joy the bus driver but if u was I wild have done the same thing. For those of you protecting your kid when they do wrong. Watch the news. Your child may be the one that does sthg like what happened in Alabama. Be a parent not his friend.

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