There have been so many cases of violence on school busses that it would be understandable if more and more students find alternate transportation to school.
A Florida school bus driver, John Moody, 64, in Pinellas County, was witness to a horrific beating of one student by three older, bigger boys on his bus from the dropout detention school where he picks up students, according to CNN. Moody was interviewed and said that he too feared the boys and was in shock as they beat the boy, what he thought could be, to death.
“The three boys just jumped on him and started pounding on him. And I did all can,” he told CNN affiliate WFLA. “I was looking. It was like I was in shock. I was petrified.”
He called dispatchers and alerted them to the altercation, so that help could immediately be sent in. The police said that there was more Moody could’ve done to help the boy, but the school’s policy states that he did nothing wrong.
“There was clearly an opportunity for him to intervene and or check on the welfare of the children or the child in this case and he didn’t make any effort to do so,” Chief Robert Vincent of Gulfport Police Department told the affiliate.
The assistant states’ attorney even went as far as to say he could’ve given the boy first aid after the beating, but Moody insists there wasn’t any time.
“The kid gets up and skedaddles out the door,” he said.
According to reports, police arrested three teens all 15, Lloyd Khemradj, Julian McKnight, and Joshua Reddin, for felony aggravated battery. They jumped the 13-year-old because he told school officials that someone tried to sell him drugs. It’s obvious that Moody, who has since retired, was scared of the boys, who left the boy with a broken arm and two black eyes. What do you think he should’ve done…if anything? Watch the report below.