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Thursday, January 22, 2009

 

Bus Driver Guilty of Braking Hard to Throw Unruly Kids Out of Seats

(01-21) 06:34 PST Huntley, Ill. (AP) --

An Illinois school bus driver has been found guilty of intentionally slamming on the brakes to throw misbehaving children from their seats.

A judge in Huntley, Ill., found Julieta Clinton guilty on Tuesday of reckless conduct and child endangerment as part of a plea deal in which Clinton did not admit guilt.

McHenry County prosecutors say Clinton was driving 54 youngsters to school last April when she became frustrated with their unruly behavior and braked hard twice.

Her attorney says it was an accident.

One youngster was treated at a hospital and 18 others were treated at the scene.

The children ranged in age from 5 to 10.

Clinton is scheduled to be sentenced on April 3. She could face up to a year in prison


Comments:
Bus drivers SHOULD have some kind of "safe" recourse when kids
are unruly. I can't see how a school bus driver can concentrate on
road safety with that kind of distraction.    Unruly kids put other
drivers safety at risk if they are anywhere near the bus at the time.
Hope the Judge sentences her to probation.
They need an adult bus monitor to ride with the driver.

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