Violence hits Delaware School Bus! Racially motivated?

Arrests expected in Parkway Academy school bus assault. An apparent attack on a student attending an alternative school that was posted on Facebook has led to an investigation by Dover Police.

By Jeff Brown
jeff.brown@doverpost.com
@DoPoJeff 

Posted Apr. 30, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

Dover, Del.

Detectives with the Dover Police Department will be requesting arrest warrants in connection with an apparent attack on a student riding a school bus.

The incident came to light through a video posted on social media sites, said department spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman.

The attack, which Hoffman called a “brutal assault” took place the afternoon of April 29 aboard the bus, operated by Parkway Academy Central, Hoffman said.

15 responses to “Violence hits Delaware School Bus! Racially motivated?

  1. Between this and the Fifer Middle School teacher getting arrested for having sex with a 13 year old, I don’t know what to think. What is going on with these schools in the Dover area?

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  2. They don’t have enough charters there!

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    • I think Delaware has way too many charters already…

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    • Nonconformer

      They were probably fighting over who had the higher DCAS score or who gets to give the valedictorian speech!

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    • I also think Delaware has too many charters. I bet this would never have happened in the Capital School District… Wait, it HAS never happened in the Capital School District. The reason Charters are to blame is because they lack sufficient infrastructure to keep violence down. It is hard to maintain control when you lay everyone off because your profits drop down below 50%….

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    • Arthur, things like this DO happen at charters, but it is kept hush hush.

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    • Pencadermom

      Mage, it is kept hush hush by who exactly? Your comment doesn’t even make sense.

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    • Pencadermom, I speak from experience. I can’t name names but there are many abuses at charters just as well as public schools. But you don’t tend to hear about them. If this situation didn’t happen to be filmed, then you probably wouldn’t have heard about it either. The worst thing any school wants is bad publicity, especially this time of year when they are trying to retain students and obtain new ones for the next academic year.

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    • Pencadermom

      so pretty much it’s kept hush hush at any and all schools. just wanted to clarify. of course, schools, like charters and vo-tech, who can kick bullies out, probably less likely to have other kids who are constantly bullied.

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    • Actually Pencadermom, you could go so far as to say that charter schools are well known for their inability to deal with a lot of special needs children, so the proper supports aren’t put into place at a younger age and they grow up to be bullies. This can be true for public schools as well. But let’s be real here, charters weed out a lot of those kids. The charter’s motto is “behavior is everything” but meanwhile they are denying IEPs and 504s so when a student does become a “problem child” they can either kick them out or put a situation in place where a parent has no choice but to transfer them out. Believe me when I say I speak from experience.

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  3. The absolute worst part of this is the BUS DRIVER LET IT HAPPEN!!!!!

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    • kilroysdelaware

      Driver should be charge with neglect! He /She should have stopped the bus and called the police!

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    • Seeing how fast it happened and how fast it stopped, the driver was powerless to interfere. It takes longer than the video to stop the bus.which looks like it was doing 55. What needs to change is that it was not reported. It is good social media is scoured to find things like this, but the bus driver should have been responsible to report it, and tip police off to look at social media to find the culprits…

      Knowing how bus companies operate, and how new most drivers are, it might be a good idea to put in their initial training, how to follow up on an incident that happens on their bus… District services like Christina and Brandywine, I’m sure have competent drivers; However the for-hire bus services, might need something new put in place and signed off that every new applicant knows procedure, and that all incidents must be reported…. I can see some bus drivers, particularly young underprivileged males,, accepting this as natural, and saying: “it’s cool. No one got sent to the hospital; it’s just one of those things that happens, I won’t waste anyone’s time reporting it.”

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    • Pencadermom

      and what is the excuse of the principal who also didn’t report it?

      Kavips, are you stereo-typing ‘young underprivileged males’? LOL You are a card. 😀

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  4. Let’s not forget this story from the Dover Post:
    http://www.doverpost.com/article/20140428/NEWS/140429782

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