ST. JAMES, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island school bus driver has been fired after being accused of bullying children for months.
Jill McDowell told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall that her two children — a fourth-grader and a second-grader at Mills Pond Elementary in St. James — were afraid of the bus driver after he allegedly harassed about 40 children every morning as they waited to be dropped off at school. McDowell called the behavior “disgusting” and “disturbing.”
“He would go up and down the aisle, pick out different kids and go next to them and really smash them into their window,” McDowell said. “They would bang their heads. He was hitting kids with brooms. He was doing the most awful things, and here we thought our kids were safe.”