Two Elementary School Students Brutally Beat Up Bus Driver!
Published on April 21, 2012
MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana -- Two grade school boys are accused of physically assaulting their bus driver and two bus monitors. The boys, ages 7 and 8, were released to their parents after given a summons to appear in court on battery charges. The Springfield Elementary School boys were throwing a lanyard back and forth across their seats while being taken back home Friday afternoon.
A 73 year old female bus monitor, Lucille Buke, approached the oldest boy and told him to stop. According to police, the boy started cursing at the woman and calling her names.
As the bus monitor verbally admonished him, the other boy began spewing insults at the woman.
The boys also kept throwing the lanyard, forcing the driver, Shaunda Gilbert, to stop the bus on Springville Rd. Police said the youngest boy threatened to get off the bus and headed toward the door, but the driver blocked his way.
The boy shoved her to the floor and violently pulled on her hair while slamming her head against the floor, police said.
After letting go of her hair, police said the boy punched the 35-year-old bus driver in the chest and other areas of her upper body.