Round Up: Bus Driver, Aide Behaviors Caught on Video

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Several school bus officials are in the public eye for their alleged behaviors in the last two weeks. All of the incidents were reportedly caught on video.

A school bus assistant in Martin County, Florida, reportedly yelled at a student today to remove his Make America Great Again hat, reported KIRO7.

A video shows the school bus aide grab the hat off of the teen’s head. Gunnar Johansson, 14, wore the hat as part of the March of Dimes fundraiser that allows students to wear a hat of their choice after donating.

Johansson rode the rest of the way to school without the hat after being threatened with a referral, and that the bus would turn around if he didn’t take it off, the article reported.

Another video surfaced of a school bus driver in Tipp City, Ohio running a red light, reported the Dayton Daily News.

That video was taken on Tuesday afternoon on Ohio 571 at the Interstate 75 overpass.

Then a bus driver in Pennsylvania was charged with a DUI and 26 counts of endangering the welfare of children, after allegedly leaving her vehicle with children inside at a gas station last Friday, reported azfamily.com.

Lori Ann Mankos, 44, swerved the bus through the streets and appeared agitated, according to the article. The school bus was full of Northhampton Senior High School students who originally found the driving funny, before they started to panic.

In a video, a student can be heard telling the bus driver to pull over, but the students said the driver started yelling obscenities back at the students. A student on the bus said the driver flipped them off, the article reported.

Once the students reached a gas station, the bus driver would not let the students off. The video shows the students leaving out the backdoor emergency exist. Mankos left the students at the gas station and gave the bus keys to a gas station employee, the article reported. Mankos was then arrested and charged.