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Wisconsin Bus Driver Gets Fired For Fighting Back Against Teen (Video)

A video of a fight between a bus driver and a teenage passenger in Kenosha, Wis., emerged this week.

According to CBS affiliate WDJT, the teen is facing felony charges and the public transit bus driver lost his job because of the incident.

The footage, caught by on-board security cameras, shows the teenager from Tremper High School in Kenosha rushing to the front of the bus and hitting bus driver Scotty Wells, who gets up out of his seat and fights back. The two started exchanging punches, while the bus rolls forward and eventually crashing into a group of parked vehicles, one of which was carrying passengers.

Wells was fired as a result of the incident, which took place on Jan. 17. Kenosha Transit fired Wells for improper conduct, failure to secure his vehicle and having a preventable accident. The 15-year-old student was charged with felony battery and endangering safety, WISN 12 News reports.

“I was mad that he was going to suspend my bus pass, so I got up and punched him in the face,” the teenager told investigators, according to a police report.

The boy’s mother says the driver should have been charged for hitting his son, but prosecutors say the only one at fault was the boy.

The Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office is looking at the case against the student.

The union that represents Wells is appealing to try to get his job back.


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