Boston Public Schools ‘appalled’ after bus driver allegedly attacked in front of students

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston Public Schools officials say they’re “appalled” by an alleged attack on a bus driver in front of students in Brighton on Monday.

Police say the bus was involved in a minor accident at the intersection of Lincoln and Waverly streets around 4 p.m. Monday.

Although the initial report indicated the other motorist got on board the bus and attacked the driver, police say no charges have been filed in connection with the incident and it appears the bus driver was injured when he missed a step and fell out of the bus.

Chris Crosby, who works nearby the incident, says he saw the driver being treated by paramedics.

“I saw the bus driver had been taken out of the bus already,” Crosby said. “He was sitting in a chair, slumped over, they put him on oxygen it looked like.”

Crosby said the children were left waiting on board the bus while the driver was treated.

In a statement, Boston Public Schools said, “BPS is appalled and saddened that several of our students witnessed this altercation, and they may be understandably scared or upset.”

School officials say they plan to make counselors available to students on Tuesday.

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