Lagattolla: Bullies and the bus
Ed Wasek spent five years as a bus driver in St. Charles School District 303, and he was stunned over how cruel the kids were to each other.
“They have no respect for people,” he said. “They call teachers names, and they call each other the same thing, and they don’t follow the rules. … I’ve had buses with cameras, and the kids mock the camera.”
Wasek’s story does not appear to be unique. When those who have been bullied decide to come forward about their stories, the bus ride often is mentioned. A lot of bullying shown in graphic detail in the movie “Bully” centered around the bus. And there was much attention paid this year when a video was released, showing a 68-year-old bus monitor from New York state getting heckled by bullies.
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