The Butler Area School District held their monthly meeting Monday night. School bus drivers attended the meeting to voice their concerns over the recent allegations of a fellow bus drivers “brake checking” to get students to comply.
Michael Bester attended the meeting. A former public safety official and current driver and mechanic at Valley Lines concluded that student’s are causing more of a safety issue when they won’t behave. Bester and several others spoke at the board meeting, knowing their positions could be terminated at anytime.
A school bus driver “brake checked” the students on-board after they disobeyed his verbal commands to stop screaming and fighting. THe driver slammed on the brakes, causing students to be thrown out of their seats.