Students: Angry bus driver slammed on brakes on busy road

Students: Angry bus driver slammed on brakes on busy road

Posted: Updated:
Generic Fulton County school buses Generic Fulton County school buses
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -

Some parents are upset after they say their children suffered injuries while riding a school bus in Fulton County.

According to several parents, a driver taking home students from Fulton Sunshine Academy on Wednesday got upset with the children. The students claim the bus driver slammed on the brakes in the middle of a busy road, tossing the kids around. They said the driver then began yelling at them.

Parents took at least two students to the emergency room after they complained about injuries once they got off the bus.

Janine Ramirez said she had to pry the bus door open to get a response from the driver after she saw that her daughter was hurt. She said the bus driver slammed the door on her.

According to hospital paperwork, Kyra Ramirez suffered a concussion and will be out of school for at least 48 hours.

Parents said the driver should have reacted differently, even if the students were misbehaving.

"If there is a problem with the children, tell the parents so we can address our child," said Janine Ramirez.

One parent said she had to pry the bus door open to get a response from the driver.

Fulton County School spokesperson Susan Hale told FOX 5 that they have removed the bus driver from that route while they investigate the claims.

Fulton County school buses are equipped with cameras. Hale said they are reviewing the tape and could not release it to FOX 5 on Friday as they need time to blur out the children's faces.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Man back in jail on rape charges after previous peeping tom arrest

    Man back in jail on rape charges after previous peeping tom arrest

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:28:00 GMT
    Cobb Police say a young Kennesaw man, who was arrested earlier this month on trespassing and felony peeping tom charges, sexually forced himself on a young woman last week.
    Cobb Police say a young Kennesaw man, who was arrested earlier this month on trespassing and felony peeping tom charges, sexually forced himself on a young woman last week.
  • Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:00:43 GMT
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
  • Henry Co. teenager working on cancer cure

    Henry Co. teenager working on cancer cure

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:43:26 GMT
    A Henry County teenager is working on a cure for cancer.
    A Henry County teenager is working on a cure for cancer.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices