Agree or Disagree: This Edmonton bus driver should be punished.


You may have saw this video.

It’s a video of an Edmonton Bus Driver tossing a kid out and pulled away.

Many were angered by this.

Then, this story came out.

It turned out that the Edmonton Bus Driver had a pretty good reason. There is a video of the kid hitting him and reports of threats. He felt he had no choice.

The Edmonton Catholic School Board apologized for asking him to be fired. However, the Bus Driver, along with the two children involved, have been suspended.

You and I may remember being on a school bus. You and I also remember some of the stuff your bus driver out up with. Fights. Yelling. Food being thrown. It is not easy to be a bus driver. There is a lot of abuse. This is not an excuse, but perhaps something to think about.

However, the other side might argue, and is mentioned in the news story, that the primary role of the bus driver is the safety of all of the kids. And although the children involved crossed the line, the bus driver is the adult here. He is expected to act like an adult. (I’ll let you interpret that.)

So, if you were in charge here, what would you want to have happen? Would you punish him with a suspension? Or, even worse, would you actually fire him?

Do you Agree or Disagree he should be punished?

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One response to “Agree or Disagree: This Edmonton bus driver should be punished.

  1. If an impartial and independent body reviews the evidence and they deem a threat to the driver&passengers then I disagree with punishment.

    Hypothetically let us say that the driver did nothing and then a few minutes later hits the driver again and causes the driver to swerve into an oncoming cement truck and a dozen children die – then what is the narrative? That the driver should have kicked the kid off knowing he was a threat to him and the bus. I am pretty sure parents of the dead would be angry about his poor decision not to protect their kids.

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