Bus Attendant Won’t Seek Charges Against Kid

Posted at 11:31 AM, Feb 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-18 10:25:57-05

VAN BUREN Co., Mich. — Charges won’t be filed against a student who admitted to assaulting a bus attendent, according to the student’s father.

Justin Edwards, 7, is the student at the center of the incident which took place Monday morning.

He said he took his harness off and stood up on the bus along the route. When the bus attendant told him to sit down, he said he punched her.

The bus attendant then filed a police report with the Van Buren County Sheriffs Department.

David Edwards, Justin’s father, said Justin is a special needs students with behavior problems.

Edwards said he met with Van Buren Intermediate School superintendent and the transportation supervisor, Thursday.

He said he saw video from the bus incident. Edwards said his son beat on the attendant.

He said the meeting with district officials went well and the attendant chose not to seek charges.

Edwards says Justin was suspended from taking the school bus Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. He wasn’t suspended from school.