Louisiana Bus Driver Arrested for Allegedly Slapping and Choking Young Student
A Jefferson Parish school bus driver was arrested after video was taken of the man allegedly slapping and choking a middle school student.
On Monday, October 30, Miles Jenkins, 77, was arrested by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office on a charges of simple battery.
A family member of a Marrero, Louisiana middle school student contacted the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office this past Monday after learning, of and seeing video of Jenkins pushing a middle school student while on the bus.
Jenkins is also seen in the video allegedly slapping the student and then seemingly choking the student.
From fox8live.com -
"Video taken by another student on the bus shows Jenkins shoving a student.
The student tries to get out of his seat and Jenkins is seen pushing the student back and slapping or striking him on the head.
The student shoves the bus driver, who then appears to pin the student against the bus window and allegedly choke him."
In the video another student on the bus can be heard yelling at Jenkins to "Get off of him".
As the video starts after the altercation had begun, it's unclear at this point what happened to lead up to indecent.
Jenkins is currently out on bond and has resigned following the indecent.
Fox 8 Live reports that Jenkins was employed by First Student, a school bus contractor hired by Jefferson Parish Schools.
First Student tells Fox 8 Live that all their drivers receive more than double the training than required federally, and Jefferson Parish Schools spokesperson Kaela Lewis tells Fox 8 Live that all bus drivers undergo state and federal background checks.
Read more at fox8live.com.
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