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Video shows school bus driver pushing girl off bus
ABC ^ | AP

Posted on 03/21/2013 9:32:54 AM PDT by Morgana

Edited on 03/21/2013 9:35:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

TAMPA, Fla. -- Prosecutors in Florida have released video showing a driver pushing a special-needs child off a school bus with her foot.


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KEYWORDS: bus; education; homeschool

1 posted on 03/21/2013 9:32:54 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: metmom

PING PING PING PING PING!


2 posted on 03/21/2013 9:33:16 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qmnEVxIa9M


3 posted on 03/21/2013 9:37:04 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Story is about a video released by authorities, but no picture of the perp in the story. Hmmm.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 9:37:48 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Morgana

Ok, couple of questions here as I am unable to get v the article to come up on my phone: what type of special needs? Are we talking downs syndrome or are we talking ADHD or behavioral issues? And if the kid is violent, to the point of assaulting the driver, why doesn’t the kid have a para~professional with her?


5 posted on 03/21/2013 9:38:59 AM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Morgana

Absolutely appalling!


6 posted on 03/21/2013 9:39:18 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Morgana

“Police say Wilkerson was driving the special-needs children to school in Tampa on Sept. 28 when the 8-year-old wanted to get off the bus. She was told to wait her turn, but police say she slapped and pushed the driver.”

These are the people we have as public employees?


7 posted on 03/21/2013 9:39:47 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Morgana

Bump


8 posted on 03/21/2013 9:46:55 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: chae
Ok, couple of questions here as I am unable to get v the article to come up on my phone: what type of special needs? Are we talking downs syndrome or are we talking ADHD or behavioral issues? And if the kid is violent, to the point of assaulting the driver, why doesn’t the kid have a para~professional with her?

I have no idea about the particulars of this story, but "special needs" seems to be the new media throw away line for anything from a kid that occasionally misbehaves to a mentally disabled quadriplegic, and everything in between those two extremes. So essentially, "special needs" tells you absolutely nothing.

9 posted on 03/21/2013 9:59:51 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar

And if the kid is violent, to the point of assaulting the driver, why doesn’t the kid have a para~professional with her?

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Because the nasty little secret of special ed is if someone calls out sick or something happens and there are not enough people little violent one has no babysitter. Tough. Everyone has to deal.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 10:07:15 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Chickensoup

All things being equal, that fat POS kicked an eight year old girl in the chest. Ripe for a beat down..........


11 posted on 03/21/2013 10:23:21 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: chae

Violent “special needs” students, need to learn that attacking people is a bad idea. If they can not learn that as children, they will end up with a terrifying life.

I am not sure how you teach a special needs child to not respond violently when that is their habit, but if you can not teach the kid, he/she needs to be removed from mainstreaming programs and educated in a place that can effectively deal with the child.

In public school situations though, you have some idiots dealing with children disrespectfully and aggressively. They could and do manipulate and provoke any child they target to act unsightly and they lie about targeted children in an effort to ruin them, too.

This video only shows the driver kicking the child down and does not show what occured between the bus driver and the child prior to that inappropriate action. So the reader has no real idea of what was going on in this incident.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 10:44:34 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Morgana; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

13 posted on 03/21/2013 11:52:46 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: chae

Did you watch the video?

The bus driver pushed her off the steps from behind, with a kick in the butt.

There’s nothing that would indicate violent on the part of the child while she was standing on the steps.

Absolutely inexcusable on the part of the human reject that kicked her like that.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 11:58:11 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: DickBrannigan

I had difficulty determining the direction the child was facing. It looked like she was kicked from behind.


15 posted on 03/21/2013 11:59:42 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: SaraJohnson
This video only shows the driver kicking the child down and does not show what occured between the bus driver and the child prior to that inappropriate action. So the reader has no real idea of what was going on in this incident.

Nothing that would justify kicking a child off of the steps of a school bus, IMO.

Just what can an 8 year old do to a well padded adult?

16 posted on 03/21/2013 12:01:47 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom

Just what can an 8 year old do to a well padded adult?


Quite a bit of damage, actually. Depends on what level of violence the kid was doing - if there was any violence at all. The tape does not show the interaction prior to the bus driver going animal.

I said the bus driver’s action was inappropriate. And, if the kid has problems with violence, the kid should not be mainstreamed in a public school. No public school staff nor students should have to deal with violent wackos hiding under victim labels nor should they have to deal with dysfuctional adults who are violent with students.


17 posted on 03/21/2013 12:31:41 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

“””Violent “special needs” students, need to learn that attacking people is a bad idea.””””

I agree. In a related story, I was at a bike rally once when my wife was approached by a drunk guy who hugged her.

Now this was a biker function, a biker bar, some pretty rough individuals, needless to say.

I confronted the drunk who grabbed my wife and said; “Look here... I know you’re drunk so Imma let this slide. But a word of advice: This is not the type place you want to be grabbing strange women. If the woman don’t cut you, her ‘ole man’ will.”

He said “oh, I’m sorry... I didn’t know she your wife... yadda yadda...”

I said “no don’t worry about me, but you are going to grab the wrong woman and find yourself dumped in a ditch. Just be glad it was my wife and not one of those Hells Angels over there.”

Moral is... you’re right. Its a bad idea to attack people. 9 out of 10 will look the other way but that tenth one don’t care how ‘special’ you are.


18 posted on 03/21/2013 1:10:22 PM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: metmom

“””Nothing that would justify kicking a child off of the steps of a school bus, IMO.””””

You’re right. Not justified. But the kid needs to learn that he cannot do that because some people don’t care if its justified or not. Even after everyone argues whether it was justified or not, it will not change the fact that the kid still has a busted face.

What? Should we let a kid get a beatdown and THEN say well that was wrong?

Like I said earlier, he is going to be violent to 9 people, then that tenth person is going to hurt him.


19 posted on 03/21/2013 1:20:06 PM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: envisio

I worked with a girl who had downs syndrome. She would grab the breasts of other women and then giggle. She tried to do it to me. I took her arm, not hard, but firm, and said “no you will not do that, it is not appropriate. No one else ever did that to her. She not once after that ever grabbed anyone in front of me again.
She ended up getting decked by doing it to the wrong person. She was trained that she could do whatever she wanted. I did my best, but I wasn’t with her 24/7. That said though, she doesn’t do it to anyone anymore.


20 posted on 03/21/2013 2:32:05 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: metmom
Just what can an 8 year old do to a well padded adult?

My nephew was playing Santa Claus at one of the local fire halls. A 9 year old decided she didn't like the toy she got. My nephew required 2 surgeries and may not be able to have children.

21 posted on 03/21/2013 4:10:38 PM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is protected by the 2nd amendment)
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To: Hope for the Republic

Ouch.


22 posted on 03/21/2013 8:28:52 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: envisio

That guy was fortunate to meet you before he stepped in it.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 11:14:46 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Steely Tom

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/19916831/2012/10/25/school-bus-driver-charged-with-child-abuse


24 posted on 03/22/2013 11:23:36 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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