Parent threw bleach at Charlotte elementary school bus driver’s face, district says
CMS confirmed nine students were on board.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools elementary school bus driver is reporting a parent threw bleach at their face.
According to the school system, the incident happened Tuesday morning on bus 1701 for Winterfield Elementary School.
The district reported nine students were on board at the time and were transferred to another bus.
“I don’t want my children getting hurt because they don’t know how to handle themselves. Those kids could’ve been severely hurt,” said a non-CMS parent who did not want to be identified.
Police say it happened just after 7:30 am Tuesday morning near the 4600 block of Central Avenue.
“I find it appalling, you know especially an adult should act like an adult and be mature. There’s never an excuse to attack somebody,” said Becca Valenstein who lives in the area.
NC state law says it’s a misdemeanor to trespass on and damage a school bus.
CMS issued a statement about the crime, saying “it is illegal to board a school bus without permission and that CMS has the right to press charges when warranted.”
Medic evaluated the driver and reported she had non-life-threatening injuries. CMS has not released the driver’s name.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said the parent was not at the scene when they arrived, and they are seeking warrants.
“I hope justice is served on them because those children should not have had to witness that kind of violence,” said the parent who did not want to be identified.
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