A school bus driver has resigned from a Phoenix, Arizona, school district a week after he locked dozens of students in his bus for being too loud.
Polly Corsino, a spokeswoman for Dysart Unified School District, confirmed the driver’s resignation Wednesday, but did not release his name.
Surveillance video captured the driver preventing more than 30 elementary school children from getting off the bus in the town of El Mirage, Arizona, while chastising them for hitting and yelling, as angry parents pound on the door, asking that their children are let off. (Scroll down for the surveillance footage.)
1. Surveillance video captured the driver preventing more than 30 elementary school children from getting off the bus in the town of El Mirage, Arizona.
The driver can be heard saying:
The longer we stay here, the more your parents are going to get upset — and not at me.
They’re going to be getting upset with you because it’s your fault you’re not getting off the bus.
As one parent is heard banging on the door, the driver responds:
You break that door, you’re going to be buying a new one. Your kid will get off the bus when I’m done with them.
2. Inside the bus, children can be heard crying for their parents to help them get out of the bus, as the man drives off.
Inside the bus, children can be heard crying for their parents to help them get out of the bus, as the man drives off.
At least one parent immediately called 911. Adam Kautman told an emergency dispatcher:
He’s actually driving away with all our kids.
One of the dads tried ripping the door open. And this guy’s screaming at the kids.
El Mirage police later met the bus at the school where the driver let the children off. They said that the incident is under investigation.
3. Surveillance footage from inside the bus.
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