PUBLIC WORKER ASSAULTS
ABANDONMENT, NEGLIGENCE, ETC., BY PUBLIC WORKERS
Amber Hobdy, a mother from Eagle Mountain, Utah, is outraged after her 7-year-daughter Kya was allegedly kicked off a school bus in an unfamiliar neighborhood and forced to find her way home. According to Hobdy, her daughter usually walks home from Hidden Hollow Elementary School, but was taking the bus to visit a friend's house after school. Then, the bus driver recognized Kya didn't usually ride the bus and told her to get off. "It was terrifying for her," Hobdy said. "It was in a neighborhood my daughter's never been in." The bus driver has been put on paid leave pending an investigation into the incident, according to the paper. Luckily, Kya had her cell phone on her and was able to call her mom and walk to a nearby church. Never should a child just be put off on the side of the road.
For more than 40 minutes, 10-year-old Cequan Haskins was physically and verbally abused by two 15-year-old boys who were significantly bigger than him during a school bus ride in Appomattox, VA. in May of 2011. The entire incident was captured on tape. The boys, both White, used racial slurs and even held a lit lighter up to Cequan’s skin.
Cequan, who is special needs, can be heard screaming, “STOP, STOP, STOP” during the ordeal. But no one ever came to the his aid. Not even the bus driver. In fact, she is heard giving approval of the teenagers’ savage behavior. “Ugh, anything to get him quiet! I’ve got to drive this bus,” Davis can be heard saying. The boys are all students in the Appomattox County Public School System. The bus driver, Nancy Davis, was charged with child neglect as a result of the video. The two bullies were found guilty of disorderly conduct and assault and battery in 2011. The mother is awaiting a trial date in her civil case against the Appomattox County School Board.
MASTER OMARI GRANT
A fifth-grader says he was terrified when a police officer pointed a gun at him and his friends while they built a tree fort. Omari Grant, 11, said he and his friends often play in a wooded area behind his home and were building a fort when a neighbor in the next subdivision called police to complain about what the boys were doing.