A video showing a school bus driver getting into a physical confrontation with a seventh-grader has gone viral on social media. The shocking video, shared on Twitter, was recorded on a bus in Detroit, US, on Tuesday.
The clip shows the bus driver trying to push the student away from the student who was punching. The pair can be seen beating each other violently before falling on the bus seat.
“Detroit school bus driver suspended after fight with student,” the caption of the Twitter post read.
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according to Fox 2, the driver was temporarily suspended and could face dismissal. He said the student refused to sit down and waved at him first.
The student’s family, on the other hand, told the media that the young girl was waving to her brother from the window when the bus driver “patted her on the shoulder and told her to ‘sit down'”. The 12-year-old also claimed the driver swung at her first.
On Twitter, the video has garnered more than 22,000 views. In the comments section, while some users were seen defending the bus driver, others expressed sympathy for the schoolchildren involved.
“This student is out of school,” one user wrote. “I don’t see (the driver) swinging. I just see her trying to stop (herself) from getting hit. She can’t because of that wild kid (his) ) Parents are clearly punished for not teaching their children to respect adults,” another added.
A third commented: “I hate hearing how scared that kid is on the bus, and I was scared too as a kid because you see the driver fighting a kid.” “Of course, ‘they hit me first’ would be in Stand up in court,” the fourth added.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) confirmed the incident in a statement and said the fight happened on a bus contracted by Trinity Transit. The DPSCD also informed that the incident is under police investigation.