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[UPDATE] Florida Dad Charged for Threatening Kids on School Bus

By: AP
By: AP

[UPDATE] 11-9 10:30AM --

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) --

A Florida father who stormed onto a school bus and threatened children because his 13-year-old disabled daughter had been bullied has accepted a deal that keeps him out of jail.

James Willie Jones singed the deal Monday, November 8. He must serve six months of probation, pay about $1,000 in costs, take an anger
management class, take a victim awareness class and perform 10
hours of community service.

Jones was charged in September with disorderly conduct and
disturbing a school function.

Jones has apologized for his actions and says he will work to
advocate against bullying.

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[UPDATE] 10-14 9:51AM --

Sanford, Florida (AP) --

A Florida father who stormed onto a school bus and threatened children because his 13-year-old disabled daughter had been bullied has been offered a deal by prosecutors that would allow him to avoid jail.

James Willie Jones' attorney said Wednesday, October 13 that under the proposed deal, the father would be placed in a pretrial diversion
program. If that happens, Jones would serve six months of
probation, pay $1,500 in court costs and take anger management
lessons. His record would be wiped away if he successfully
completed the requirements.

Jones was charged last month with disorderly conduct and
disturbing a school function. He later posted $2,000 bail and was
ordered to stay away from county school buses.

Jones has apologized for his actions and says he will work to
advocate against bullying.

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[UPDATE] 3:27PM --

Authorities say a father furious because his 13-year-old daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy had been bullied stormed onto a school bus and threatened the children who teased her.

Attorney Natalie Jackson says the girl in Florida had to be
hospitalized because of stress from the confrontation. The father,
James Willie Jones, was arrested Thursday after he stormed onto the
bus two weeks ago and later released on bail. Jackson says he hopes
to apologize to the children.

A sheriff's office report says Jones got on the bus because
several boys were allegedly bullying his daughter.

Video surveillance from the bus shows Jones asking his daughter
to point out the students accused of harassing her. Jones is heard
threatening those who bully his daughter, as well as the bus
driver.

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Sanford, Florida (AP) --

A central Florida father has been arrested after authorities say he boarded a school bus and threatened children who were picking on his daughter.

James Jones says a student threw an open condom in his daughter's
hair and kids were laughing at her. A video shows him angrily boarding the school bus the next day threatening to kill the boys and the school bus driver.

Jones was charged on September 16 with disorderly conduct and
disturbing a school function. He was later released from Seminole
County Jail.


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