A Texas school bus driver has been suspended Wednesday after nearly hitting three children who were crossing the road shortly after getting off the bus.
According to footage obtained by Fox 4, the thrilling scene was caught on camera and witnessed by horrified parents, including a mother who yelled for the youngster as the bus pulled up to her and a boy. The youngest daughter stepped aside.
“Are there any mistakes!” the frustrated mum yells in the video.
A third child was about to walk to the front of the bus, but walked back to avoid the threat.
“I wasn’t even 20 yards from him, I couldn’t help him,” Matt McCormick, who picked up his son after school, told local media.
“Not even giving anyone time to cross the street. Nothing. Goodbye.
McCormick’s six-year-old son is seen wearing green in the video.
“When I know he’s okay, I’m really, really sad because someone would let that happen,” he added.
The boy’s father filed a complaint with the Denton Independent School District north of Dallas that day and attached the video.
He claims the school district responded to an email with basic information about the incident but did not provide any explanation for why the driver nearly hit his child.
“Thankfully, nothing happened to him, nothing happened to the other kids, everyone is fine except for the emotional stress,” the father said, adding that he was concerned about the Denton Independent School District’s handling of the incident. The manner of the event was not satisfactory.
The driver has been suspended while the district continues to investigate, the station reported.
“They don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to hiring drivers,” McCormick said.