2 Teens Accused of Attacking School Bus Driver

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Lakeland, FL (AP) - Authorities say two teenagers pushed and
repeatedly punched a school bus driver who had pulled over after
they refused to close their windows because the air-conditioner was
on.

Polk County Sheriff's officials say the attack happened Monday
after 62-year-old Charles Faulkner walked to the back of the bus to
talk to students. As he was returning to the driver's seat,
officials say two 15-year-old boys knocked him down and hit him
until he started bleeding from the head.

The driver got up, returned to his seat and called authorities.
According to reports, the driver received three stitches and had
swelling on his head.

Deputies say the teens were arrested Tuesday, charged with
aggravated battery on an education employee and booked into the
Juvenile Assessment Center.


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