Bus driver pulled from routes after swearing caught on video

(QMI Agency files)

(QMI Agency files)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:39 PM ET

A Nova Scotia school bus driver seen in a video swearing at her teenage riders who were fighting at the back of her bus has been removed from her routes.

The shaky video, likely recorded on a cellphone, was initially posted to YouTube Tuesday but since been removed. In it, two students can be seen fighting at the back of a school bus as other students egg them on.

Then, in a clip from the video that aired on CBC, the bus driver approaches and yells: "Get the f--- up now." The woman continues to swear at the students, telling them to "move your ass," and that they "shouldn't be being f---ing stupid," before lashing out at one of the students who swears back at her.

The bus route serves students at Gaetz Brook Junior High School and Eastern Shore District High School in the Halifax area, and Halifax Regional School Board spokesman Doug Hadley says the video shows a lot of people behaving badly.

"Everyone who's seen in the video is acting inappropriately, including the students," he said Thursday.

The school board expressed its concern to Stock Transportation, the contract for its school buses, about the way the driver handled the situation. Stock said it has removed the driver from her routes while it investigates, Hadley said.

The students - one of whom attends the junior high, the other the high school - have been disciplined by their respective schools, Hadley said.

 


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