Bus driver suspended for cussing at students will return to work - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Bus driver suspended for cussing at students will return to work Apr. 6

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The Durham School Services bus driver suspended for cussing at students returns to work on April 6.

The bus driver stopped her bus and gave the Bolton High School students on board, who were about to fight, an ultimatum.

"Y'all gone be like that on the bus every day? Take care of y'all f------ business so I can drop y'all off," the bus driver can be heard saying in a video. "Either we're going to tumble and roll, or get back on this bus and go home."

The viral video sparked controversy that got a lot of people talking.

"She's an adult, she took care of the situation," said Jewell Dennis. "I think she was just doing her job."

Some even say she was doing a job meaning to reach kids on their level.

"Sometimes you have to get to the level to reach children, and if you notice in the video, she did reach their attention," said Takeisha Brooks.

Durham School Services released the following statement on Thursday about last week's incident:

"School bus drivers play a critical role in the education of our students; the job can be challenging and requires drivers to make quick decisions to protect the students entrusted in their care. The driver involved in last Friday's incident will return to her route duties. Upon review of the incident, it is clear that she handled the potentially volatile situation as she best saw fit to keep all of the students safe. She will receive student management refresher training and will be back on route April 6th. We are very glad our driver was able to bring resolution to the issue and stop a fight from occurring. We thank the nearly 1,000 team members we have in Shelby County working every day to get students to school safely, on time and ready to learn."

The spokesman for Shelby County Schools says the driver will not be servicing SCS bus routes. 

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