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Bullying Reported On Greenville County School Bus

Video posted on Facebook of middle school child being beaten on school bus.

A middle school student in Greenville County transferred to another school after enduring bullying on the school bus going there, WYFF reports.  

The first incident happened in December, and she even called the Greenville County School Bus Transportation Office to report that her son was being bullied on the bus. 

"I called my son the next day and he told me the bus driver made a comment he knew I had called or someone had called but not to worry, and he was looking at the person who hit him and said I have your back," the child's mother told WYFF.

A video was later posted on Facebook of the child being beaten by three other students on the bus. 

"There were two videos that I watched (with) him rolled up in a ball on the floor between two seats and they were laughing," said the mother.

The mother decided to press charges on three boys in the video.

Oby Lyles, communications director for the Greenville County School District released the following statement: 

"Bullying is a very serious matter and we expect every employee to follow up on reported incidents.  In this case, the bus driver and bus transportation staff did not take appropriate action. Their failure to respond has been addressed. We cannot disclose the specific action since it is a personnel matter."

Patrick Goodwin February 20, 2013 at 02:57 PM
I personally believe that the bus driver can only do so much .It is a great responsibility to drive the bus and monitor the going's on while they are driving .I was a bus driver for many years and time's have changed yes ,but so has the job.I do expect the driver to drive carefully and maintain some control,BUT they are limited do to the fact the have to keep that bus on the road and eye's on the road and babysitting kid's that don't behave is an issue .The parent's need to be notified and they're parcipitation in any action is very important. Between the school,bus driver and the bus company ,thing's should be monitored closely and at the first sign of an issue the parent should be informed and action at home need's to be addressed.It is the parent's sole responsibility to keep they're child disaplined about the way behavior on the bus is conducted .Parent's need to be involved and held responsible for they're action's as well as the student .It cannot alway's be the driver's fault.I personally have witnessed kid's being very disruptive on the bus and have heard and seen the way they treat the driver's.NOT ACCEPTABLE !

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