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07:11 PM on 11/04/2012
There is NEVER a time when slamming a 7 year old up against the bus is a good idea.
Granted they can drain your blood at times but you are the grown up and (hopefully)in control.
I would as a parent not allow another person to strike,push,shove, my child. This bus driver should not be driving children.
09:50 PM on 11/04/2012
Yes there is. After enough acting up, the little brat deserved it.
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WILLIEMOJORISIN
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09:50 AM on 11/05/2012
Agreed too many parents nowadays want to be friends with their kids and kids have no respect for their parents who act like that.
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06:05 PM on 11/04/2012
ALITTLE harsh. Way not just kick him off the BUS. if he had problums why was he even riding the BUS?
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american64woman
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07:09 PM on 11/04/2012
Agree. Where I live, if the kids look at the bus driver wrong, they wont let them ride. In a rural area like this, having to drive them myself would incure a large cost. Behavioural and special needs kids have their own transportation with vehicles equipped and drivers who are trained to handle it appropriately. The responsibility lies in both his parents and the school to determine what is appropriate for him before there is an incident. Sad this has to happen.
10:54 AM on 11/05/2012
Lol! Is this real?
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joeyhas
01:37 PM on 11/04/2012
self-defense ... against a 7 year old?????????????????????????
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02:56 PM on 11/04/2012
I have a seven year old neighbor kid who out weighs me.....
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iuriggs6
Sure thing. Shoot, Timmy.
04:54 PM on 11/04/2012
My 8 yr old is 5'2" and weighs 95 pounds. 1" and 20 pounds less than my wife.
08:35 PM on 11/04/2012
...and they're searching in the woods for Sasquatch? Ok, sorry... couldn't help myself. :)
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joeyhas
06:34 AM on 11/05/2012
it just amazes me, thought, that we've lost so much control over our own children. Have we ever had this much concern for our adult safety in the past because of a child?
12:06 PM on 11/04/2012
I have not seen the video, but I know some children can have outrageous behavior and that a seven year old is not easy to restrain.

I have had the son of a friend (who is on the spectrum) push and kick me. I know it is because of his disability, but he can be out of control. And it is hard to get control over him--his mother, I think, is afraid of him. (If he were my kid I'd be lifting weights and learning some self-defense! Not kidding!)

It sounds as if this boy, with a history of behavioral issues, should not have been on the bus. It was a recipe for disaster.

Overall, it is just sad when these things happen.
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11:31 AM on 11/04/2012
I was attacked by my cousin when she was six- she is special needs and was having a reaction to a new medication. I was seventeen at the time and in great shape, it took two adults to pry her off me. I had stitches from a bite , was severely scratched and lost a big hunk of hair.
It happened because I took away a plate of cookies she'd sneaked from the table at a family holiday dinner, she reacted like a wild animal.
Don't get me wrong, I love her and have all these years. But it was a terrifying experience.
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11:26 AM on 11/04/2012
This is thanks to the government wanting to protect kids, and have made corporal punishment (a good ole spanking) illegal, and now kids are free to do what they want to adults with no recoarse. I was raised when if you messed up in school, you got a spanking from the principle, and then another when you got home, and grounded to your room, and there were no tv, video games in there. Kids nowadays do not know how good they have it because the Government went overboard. I have no mental issues, nor have I ever been arrested. I served my country for 13 years, raised my family, and in my view I am a good man, a spanking never hurt me, or 100's of thousands raised with me.
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06:12 PM on 11/04/2012
You are absolutely right!! Corporal punishment needs to be back in full force!! Kids are out of control due to no parental discipline!
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07:12 PM on 11/04/2012
This is so sick ...corporal punishment,not on my children
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07:04 PM on 11/04/2012
The government never said you can't spank your kid. Our state has no problem with corporal punishment. Can't understand where you are coming from with this. From where I stand (foster mother of 23 and my 5) its non parenting. I see my peers as the latch key materialists who leave thier job up to the school, police, and state. Parents today are shirking thier responsibility.
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WILLIEMOJORISIN
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09:56 AM on 11/05/2012
Agreed many try to be their kids friend and kids don't respect that.
11:25 AM on 11/04/2012
Alas, I know a couple of kids who have been capable of doing real damage to property and people since they were 5 or 6.
07:37 AM on 11/04/2012
Not all 7 year olds are small. My son is 7 and currently weighs 85lbs. He's not a chunky monkey either...he's very tall. It can be difficult to restrain someone that size if they have adrenaline running through them. My son has suffered from real panic attacks in the hospital. Unfortunately, to do a simple throat swab its taken me plus 2 nurses to restrain him. Im thankful that my son doesn't have an aggressive personality and has never displayed any signs of violence. But it would be a scary thought to imagine someone with his physique and power actually using it in a threatening manner.
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iuriggs6
Sure thing. Shoot, Timmy.
04:55 PM on 11/04/2012
Our 8 year old is 5'2" and weighs 95 pounds and is not chunky at all.
06:23 AM on 11/04/2012
We had a sixth grade teacher that would give a good beat down once every so often---his class ran like a swiss watch---I will never forget good old Mr. T---and we need more of him......
02:56 PM on 11/04/2012
Shoot, I had a teacher in kindergarten, Mrs. Color, that would smack you on top of the head with her scissors. This was 1965 in seattle, and I can still remember that ole bi*ches face. But then again, there were never any problem students in her classroom either. At least they were not a problem more than once.
06:19 AM on 11/04/2012
I vote for slamming the kid a second time---get these brats under control anyway you have to.......
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04:39 AM on 11/04/2012
Oh.....boy!
03:06 AM on 11/04/2012
Until You see the video, don't comment on how innocent the child was. I have seen some kids at that age do some damage..............
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02:35 AM on 11/04/2012
I hate reading articles like this. There's enough information to draw our attention but not really enough to form an accurate opinion. When I first saw the headline I thought, 7 years old she couldn't restrain him with less force? Then I read the article. He threw a coat over her head?When? WhiIe she was driving? I haven't seen the videos so I don't know the particulars but if it was a knee jerk reaction by someone IN the drivers seat I can't imagine I would have reacted in any other way.
01:27 AM on 11/04/2012
So, just curious, is there ever a time where a PARENT could be shown behaving this way to their own child and be let go after saying, "Well, the kid started it!"?

I think it's been a pretty good rule for humanity that we DON'T calm out of control children by smacking them around. Sure, that means occasionally an adult will have to put themselves into the deadly range of a 2nd grade fist, but the alternative is more and more children experiencing physical violence at the hands of adults. And those kids are going to grow up themselves to be adults in charge of another generation. How well are they going to handle the ones that don't behave, if our best answer was black eyes and bruised ribs?
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juno
WHEE!!! The people...
01:45 AM on 11/04/2012
he was 7 but hit like an 8 year old