Photograph by Shutterstock / Paul Matthew Photography
A casual afternoon turned into a
hostage situation as an Arizona school bus driver locked the door refusing to
allow the children he was carrying to get off the bus.
According to surveillance video, as
parents waited helplessly at the school bus stop there were screams and crying
as the children pushed to the front trying to exit.
"He won't let any of our kids
out," parent Adam Kautman said during a frantic 911 call. "The kids
are crying. He's screaming at us."
midst of the chaos, the driver speeds away with nearly 40 children screaming
actually driving away with all our kids," Kautman said. "He's got all
our kids on the bus."
were driven back to Dysart Elementary School and released from the bus. The bus
driver later claims that he was motivated to take action because the children
were misbehaving. No one was harmed during this incident.
After an investigation by the school
district, the driver was placed on administrative leave and subsequently