School bus driver attacked while on the job

School bus driver attacked while on the job

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A spokesperson for the Orange County School District said a school bus driver returned to work on Thursday, a day after he attacked while on the job; however, he is now driving a new bus route.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said the attack occurred on Tuesday morning.  Deputies were dispatched at 8:56 a.m. to the intersection of Pinto Way and Paladin Way in Pine Hills.

Alvin Lanning, 58, was picking up Lockhart Middle School students in his Orange County school bus.

Investigators said Lanning saw a white BMW pass his bus while it was stopped with flashing red lights. He wrote down the car's tag information.

The Sheriff's Office report stated that moments later a 16-year-old walked to the bus doors to confront Lanning. The report also states the minor then walked over to Lanning's bus window and punched him. The report revealed the teenager also grabbed Lanning's $800 eyeglasses.

Investigators said the minor and two other teenagers, who were in the BMW, broke Lanning's glasses and drove off.

The surveillance camera on the bus was rolling, but investigators have not yet released the video to the media.

Investigators said Lanning identified the 16-year-old during a photo line-up involving the teenager's booking photo from a previous arrest. He faces several charges, including battery of a school official and grand theft.

The two other teens also face grand theft charges.

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