Witness says Cape Coral school bus driver attacked child
CREATED Mar. 1, 2012
CAPE CORAL - A parent is outraged after their child says a Lee County school bus driver choked a 6 year old.
The bus was transporting children home from Caloosa Elementary on Wednesday when the alleged attack happened.
"Then my friend said something, I don't know what he said, and then the bus driver chocked him and the kid was crying really bad," said a 9 year old boy who was on the bus when the alleged incident happened.
The student's parent do not want him identified by name, but his father told Fox 4 that he contacted the district after his son arrived home to get answers.
"I immediately called the school and notified them. I want all the proper authorities to be involved on this. This is a serious offense," said Tim Ellefson
He says since the alleged incident, his son is refusing to ride the bus to and from school.
"He does not feel comfortable and we're not going to put him into a situation where he doesn't feel secure."
In Your Corner contacted the school district for information on the investigation.
"The District has opened an investigation in to this matter to determine what occurred and what, if any, disciplinary action may be warranted," said Lee County School District spokesperson Joseph Donzelli
Since the incident is under investigation, the district couldn't give us more details, but we are told the driver has since been reassigned and is no longer driving a school bus.