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School Bus Driver Caught on Camera Yelling, Swearing at Student She Refuses to Let on Bus

LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Some disturbing video posted on Facebook appears to show a school bus driver refusing to allow a student from boarding the bus, then yelling a profanity at him.

That student is 16-year-old Nicholas Hancock, a sophomore at Lake-Lehman High School.

Cell phone video shows a confrontation between a school bus driver and a student outside the bus.

Hancock is attempting to get on to the bus.

The Lake-Lehman sophomore and the driver begin to argue when the driver refuses to let him on.

“You are getting a ride,” said the driver to Nicholas, who says something back but can’t be heard.

“I don't give a [expletive] what you do. You are not getting on this bus,” responses the driver, shutting the door.

Nicholas says he's had problems with that driver since she took over his route two years ago.

Nicholas typically waits inside his grandmother's house for his bus each morning.

“When I hear the bus or see it, I would walk out, it would take me probably 30 seconds and next thing you know she's just right by [my stop],” said Nicholas.

Robin Good is the parent of Nicholas's friends.

She says Nicholas has to chase after the bus and tries to get on at the next stop.

“She's bullying him, she's bullying him, he chases the bus down the road, she doesn't let him on,” said Good.

Nicholas says that's what happened the day the video was shot.

“So this time I actually grabbed onto the handle because I had enough, I had enough of her just flying past me,” said Nicholas. “I said like, I need to get to school for my education and that`s when she brought up the s-word and like I don't give a.”

According to the Back Mountain Transit Company's website, it operates the buses for the Lake-Lehman School District. It holds the buses roughly two miles away from the district.

At the end of the video, students are heard saying the driver won't let Nicholas on.

Nicholas storms off dropping an expletive of his own.

“He's wanting to get on the bus and she wouldn`t let him on,” said an unknown student as Nicholas is heard swearing as he walks away.

“I kind of let the f-bomb go, which I didn't really mean to, I apologize for that, for saying that,” said Nicholas.

Newswatch 16 tried several times to reach out to the superintendent and other school officials as well as the Back Mountain Transit Company but did not get a response from any of the parties.

14 comments

  • E

    Ha ha ha! Just another damaged NEPA female with raging control issues lol. It’s okay she was abused therefore not responsible for anything she says or does. Isn’t that the pathetic excuse you people feed yourselves?

  • AMJoy Fan

    You can’t blame the bus driver. She is likely experiencing terrible stress since she is denied a living wage so Trump can give his 1% buddies the biggest tax cut in history. #taxscam

    • lickerblisters

      Oh can it! School bus drivers make very good money. Especially considering it’s only a part-time job. Let me guess, you’re drooling over your computer waiting for a “poor teachers” story.

  • Tom Shumpis

    Entitled jerk kid thinks bus driver should wait for him, driver is an adult and won’t let him on. Now he’s whining and playing the innocent victim.

    That’s what I gathered from this. Why is this news?

  • ozzycoop

    Maybe he should have waited at the stop and been ready so not to keep everyone waiting on him.

  • peatermoss

    When this child gets in the working world, he better get used to arriving for work early and not just showing up everyday 30 seconds prior to his shift.

    Any bets this kid is the 1st one on the bus at the end of the day.

  • Christina Renfer (@cjr721)

    I remember, years ago, when my son missed the bus and I drove behind the bus and, at the next stop, I pulled over and proceeded to walk him to the bus. The driver refused to let him on stating that “there is no backloading” and that I would have to drive to the next stop and then he could get on(we live in a very rural area). Maybe that is the case here.

    • lickerblisters

      That’s not the case here. This kid thought he’d be a wise azz and make the bus wait on him EVERY morning. The bus driver got sick of playing his games. Now you have to remember, this is the day and age of the “entitled student.” You know, the walk out of class and protest whatever whenever.

  • jsrant

    I remember when I was in school I had to walk to the bus stop and wait for the bus to come. In the sun, snow and rain. A neighbor was nice to let us stand on the porch when it rained. We didn’t have curb service. Yes the driver was wrong for what she did but he should already be standing and waiting for the bus before it gets to his stop. Quit being a baby. Life is full of disappointments.

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