Rapid driver pleads ‘not guilty’ after video shows fight with student

Posted at 11:54 AM, May 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-12 11:54:27-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Alicia Miller has pleaded not guilty in connection with a fighting incident between her and a 15-year-old Union High School student, according to officials with 61st District Court.

The 53-year-old Rapid bus driver is charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in connection with the April 30 incident.    The student is being charged with creating a disturbance.

1508078The altercation happened as students were getting off the bus at the intersection of Tremont and Beaumont across from Union High School.

Video cameras on The Rapid Bus show the two getting into a verbal dispute that leads to the driver threatening to “smack” the student.  The two fought outside the bus for a little more than a minute until other students broke it up.

Miller’s pre-trial hearing is scheduled on June 23 at 2:50 p.m.