Maine School Bus Driver Charged With Assault After Nearly Running a Parent Over
A 74-year-old school bus driver in Maine has been charged after an apparent incident that was caught on video Wednesday afternoon.
According to WGME 13, Shirley Danforth, 74 of Stoneham, Maine, was driving her school bus for MSAD 72 in Lovell on Wednesday when she reportedly pulled to the side of the road to scold children for using their cell phones.
Following the disciplining of the children, she then proceeded to let a student off at her stop. After the girl had gotten off the bus, Danforth and the girl's parent got into some kind of verbal altercation with the mom standing between the bus doors.
Danforth then proceeded to drive off with the mom still between the bus doors, nearly running her over according to reports.
Following the incident, Danforth was charged with assault and driving to endanger, both misdemeanors. Danforth's court date is currently set for December 13th, 2022.
WGME reported Thursday that MSAD 72 and the Superintendent had been made aware of the incident involving their driver.