Disabled Girl, Amore-Virginia Peterson, Thrown Out of School Bus by Bully

| by Michael Allen
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School administrators at Brooklyn Children's School in Brooklyn, New York are investigating after Amore-Virginia Peterson, a 13-year-old disabled girl, was thrown out of a moving school bus by a bully.

According to the New York Daily News, the principal, of the private school for disabled students, is setting up meetings with the parents of the children involved in the incident.

Two matrons were on the bus, but neither was able to protect Peterson last Friday.  The bipolar sixth-grader suffered a broken collarbone and was rushed from the scene in an ambulance.

“I’ve been telling the school that one of these kids is going to kill my daughter and on Friday it almost came true,” said Peterson's mother Harriet McNeill. “God saved my daughter this time, but the Board of Education needs to make sure it doesn’t happen again."

Peterson’s ordeal began as she was riding the bus home Friday afternoon. Peterson said one student had been spitting on her and tossing books at her, and a matron told her to move to the back of the bus to get away.

After she did, another boy came at her and pushed her out the back door. He also fell out the door with her.

“He jumped over the seats and pushed me to the back door,” said Peterson. “Then he pushed the door open and pushed me out. I thought I was going to die.

School officials said the boy who pushed her is being disciplined and may be placed on another bus route.

Source: New York Daily News