Man Caught On Video Entering School Bus And Threatening Kids Suspected Of Bullying His Disabled DaughterSeptember 18, 2010 at 12:26 am by Morbid
Orlando, Florida – You know, I feel for parents with kids who are bullied, especially when they feel their complaints to school officials fall on deaf ears. So when the daughter of James Jones informed him that she was being picked on while riding the bus, even after he says he went to the school and informed them what was going on, I understand why he felt the need to do something about it. He just may have went a bit too far. After hearing some boys on the bus had placed open condoms in is disabled daughter’s hair, he went on the school bus and began threatening the students as well as the driver. You can watch the video after the break, and listen to Jones express his concerns to the bus driver and his daughter’s fellow students by screaming, “This is my daughter, and I will kill a (expletive) to back her. If anything happens to my daughter I’m going to (expletive) you up and everybody on this (expletive).” It’s quite poetic.
Jones was arrested for disorderly conduct and disturbing a school function and has apologized, admitted that maybe he should have taken a different course of action. “Maybe I should have called the police or something like that. I should have went to the school again,” said Jones. “I’m a concerned parent too, and I apologize to every parent. Yes, my actions were definitely appalling.” You know, it’s not like I condone a grown man commandeering a bus full of kids and then threaten to kill some of them, but it’s not like I condemn it either — especially if he had repeatedly complained about the bullying and nothing was being done. But the school district has released a statement, and they tell a different story than Jones.
The incident alleged by Mr. Jones to have occurred on the school bus between another student and his daughter involved a student other than his daughter. The student involved in that incident did report the incident to school authorities. It was fully investigated and appropriate action taken.
Mr. Jones did not report his concerns to school administrators. He boarded a school bus in a hostile manner and used extreme profanity in threatening the students. This is not acceptable behavior for a parent or any person to use on a bus or in a classroom.
SCPS has a strict anti-bullying policy (School Board Policy 5.421) and is committed to investigating and taking action against those who violate this policy.
So what do you think. Did Jones go too far in his attempts to protect his daughter?Tags: bully, Bus, Florida, school, student, threat