Boston school bus driver in physical altercation with parent, district says
By WCVB Staff
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BOSTON (WCVB) — A parent was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with the bus driver on a Boston school bus, a letter from the school district to parents said.
The altercation involved a driver transporting children from the Charles H. Taylor Elementary School in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood on Tuesday.
Jennifer Marks, principal of the school, said school officials and Boston police responded to the bus to provide assistance for the students and staff.
“One of our colleagues was assaulted by an adult while completing their route,” Boston Public Schools Superintendent Mary Skipper wrote in a letter. “I am sure many of you felt the same way I am feeling right now — outraged and disappointed.”
The letter said a substitute bus driver was sent to transport the students home on the bus following the alleged physical altercation.
“We cannot reiterate enough our belief that violence of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in Boston Public Schools or on our school buses,” a spokesperson for Boston Public Schools said.
“Our buses are considered an extension of the classroom,” Marks said in the letter sent to parents. “The Taylor School alongside the entire Boston Public Schools has no higher priority than providing a safe, affirming learning environment for our students to thrive.”
“We will ensure our colleague has the support he needs while he recovers,” Skipper wrote. “We are also working with BPS Safety Services and the Boston Police to ensure safety on all our school buses and accountability for anyone who engages in inappropriate behaviors towards BPS staff.”
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