Dad confronts accused bus driver

There are 20 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Feb 4, 2009, titled Dad confronts accused bus driver. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Their paths crossed in a hallway of the courthouse -- a bus driver accused of molesting an 8-year-old, and the father of another boy who rode his bus.

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ZZZ

Lansing, MI

#1 Feb 4, 2009
maybe if parents were allowed to retaliate abuse to their children, there would be a lot less creepy bus drivers like this.
Kevin

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Feb 4, 2009
So did anything happen or not???
Barb

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Feb 4, 2009
That doesn't even make any sense. What does that have to do with this report?
ZZZ wrote:
maybe if parents were allowed to retaliate abuse to their children, there would be a lot less creepy bus drivers like this.
hmmmm

Caledonia, MI

#4 Feb 4, 2009
We should give the parents some time alone in a locked room with that sorry excuse for a human being.
Sharon

Allegan, MI

#5 Feb 4, 2009
It sure sounds like both parents and the police had their eye on this guy long before this assault happened. Why wouldn't KISD remove him from this position if there were even a hint that something may happen?????
John Q Public

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Feb 4, 2009
Kevin wrote:
So did anything happen or not???
Read the article. It says that Farneys lawyer seperated them. It was just a verbal confrontation. A sided one at that.
justice_now

Battle Creek, MI

#7 Feb 4, 2009
Geez - not enough warning signs??? This guy was still driving a bus?? That is freaking ridiculous!!
Vinny

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Feb 4, 2009
Sharon wrote:
It sure sounds like both parents and the police had their eye on this guy long before this assault happened. Why wouldn't KISD remove him from this position if there were even a hint that something may happen?????
Right on, that's what I was thinking.
familyguyfan

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Feb 4, 2009
The guy is clearly a sicko. Why on earth would a grown man go to a students house on the weekend???
shannon bussell

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Feb 4, 2009
I sure hope the entire system has a good grip on this - looks at all the history and puts him away for a very long long time. Let's not wait until another child is abducted or possibly murdered.
taa

Kalamazoo, MI

#13 Feb 4, 2009
fry him
Heidi

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Feb 4, 2009
ZZZ wrote:
maybe if parents were allowed to retaliate abuse to their children, there would be a lot less creepy bus drivers like this.
I agree, I think as a parent, if someone abuses your child, you should be able to take them down!
Lisa

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Feb 4, 2009
This hits a little close to home. My kids go to Endeavor. And if I found out their bus driver was changing drop off schedules, stopping by children's houses on weekends, and sitting at parks trying to talk to young boys and the KISD did nothing but watch him, I would be livid. In fact, I am livid that this man continued to drive a bus after all of these incidences. Smarten up people. Our children need protection from creeps like this and it is up to us, parents and schools, to do it.
Mike-Hastings

Garden City, MI

#16 Feb 4, 2009
Where are all you Farney lovers now? Would you care to recant your affection for this low life piece of doo doo?
Mr Bus Man

United States

#17 Feb 4, 2009
Chester the Molester.
If found guilty fire up the electric chair.
Start with low voltage and increase it a little at a time, make it last a while.
Weird

Grandville, MI

#18 Feb 4, 2009
My son attended headstart for a while. He also had a male bus driver. My son was the last stop also. He would arrive late sometimes. He loved to go to school last year in another county headstart when he was 3. I had to pull him from school this year because he would bawl his eyes out when he had to to in the mornings, and cover his face when walking to the bus. Something just doesn't feel right now when I read this article.
Correct

Garden City, MI

#19 Feb 4, 2009
If someone ever messed with my son like this Lord help them. No questions would be asked - there might be a trial - but I would certainly serve a guy like this with some real justice.

He and his lawyer would have been F'd up for sure.

I have no background, so a little assault while being temporarily insane should get me off the hook.
Warning Signs

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Feb 4, 2009
It appears as though the people in charge and with authority missed many warning signs on this one.

I only pray for the children and their parents. I guess I should also pray for the predator too, but I find that more difficult.

Of course he is innocent until proven guilty. But this kind of evidence just doesn't add up by itself.
deb

Wyoming, MI

#21 Feb 4, 2009
Thank God for Mr. Flowers, for confronting this animal face to face. We need more parents like him who will stand up and confront evil and be a voice for special needs kids.
Yup

Howell, MI

#22 Feb 4, 2009
Let's see, I'm sure women didn't want anything to do with this guy. Then he probably tried men, they didn't want him either. Only one place left to go I guess is defenseless kids with disabilities. This guy would meet the business end of my fist if he was driving my kids around.... He makes me sick.

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