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Student stops runaway bus full of children after another student knocked female driver unconscious

By Mason White 5:14 AM March 2, 2015
Tay’veon Slaughter 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A school bus full of children was in danger after the bus driver and a teenage boy got into an argument.

A 14-year-old boy saved his fellow students from a possible serious accident when he stopped their runaway bus from crashing.

According to police, a 15-year-old student was charged with assault for attacking the 26-year-old female bus driver in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The students from the Christa McAuliffe Superintendent’s Academy, which is an alternative school for teens with disciplinary problems, were shocked when the teenage boy punched the driver so hard, that she fell unconscious.

The female driver left with the bus around 3:00 p.m. During the ride home, she exchange words with the disruptive student.

According to the driver, when she turned to face the road, the 15-year-old boy walked behind her and punched her several times in the head until she lost consciousness.

That is when brave 14-year-old student Tay’veon Slaughter took action. The 8th-grader quickly slammed his foot on the brakes to stop the bus, and called police.

“The bus was speeding. I knew that if we get into an accident, we all would have been hurt,” Slaughter said.

The student who punched the bus driver, fled from the scene before police responded. Later that day, his mother turned him over to the police.

The 15-year-old boy was arrested on charges of battery of a bus operator, aggravated obstruction of a roadway and second-degree battery.

He was also suspended from school pending a disciplinary hearing, and he could be expelled.