Here’s your daily dose of WTF! A school bus driver has been sidelined while an incident with a parent is investigated after video surfaced of the bus driving down the street with the parent desperately hanging onto the side view mirror. As expected, the two sides of the story vary wildly and should make for an interesting fact-finding session for the powers that be within the school district.
The setup for the incident involves the bus not stopping where it was expected to stop, both stories share that fact. However, that’s where the similarities end. The bus driver says James Burdett chased down the bus and violently banged on the door, then grabbed the mirror in a ridiculously ill-advised attempt to stop it by hand. Burdett, however, claims he ran in front of the bus after it passed the expected stop, held out his hand and said “Just listen, I want my daughter. That’s it.” Burdett claims the driver then mashed the gas, despite his daughter’s pleas for the driver to stop from inside the bus.