Bus driver drives off with father clinging to front of bus in desperate attempt to get his daughterBy Mason White 10:23 AM April 4, 2016
|School bus (illustration)|
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A bus driver is being investigated after videos showed him driving with a man clinging to the mirror of his bus.
The incident took place in Massachusetts, about 5:00 p.m.
The Boston school bus driver was placed on paid administrative leave after a video of the incident went viral on Facebook.
The incident stemmed from a dispute over where the bus driver was supposed to drop off the children.
The previous bus driver used to stop at a corner that was close to their home. However, the new driver said that he was told to stop at the next corner closer to Morton Street.
When the bus did not stop where the parents were waiting, James “Mikey” Burdett, whose daughter was on the bus, grabbed the mirror and started shouting “Stop the bus, stop, it is my daughter’s stop.”
When the driver did not stop, the desperate father went in front of the bus. The bus driver continued driving so Burdett grabbed the mirror.
The bus driver continued to drive with the father clinging to the bus while his daughter, who witnessed the incident, was screaming for the driver to stop.
The bus driver, who was not identified, showed officers proof that he was ordered to stop closer to Morton Street. He said that the father was banging on the glass of the door and therefore, he did not feel it was a safe environment for him to stop and allow the children to get off the bus.