6.21.2012

The Bus Monitor And America


The video went viral yesterday morning, and I didn't post it because it was just too sickening. Some older lady has the job of a "bus monitor" (which seems self-explanatory but I didn't know the job existed) and the video captured a bunch of kids just mocking her in an ungodly way. And I do mean ungodly. I don't know how I feel about corporeal punishment these days, but I wouldn't mind seeing these kids getting their butts beaten while I contemplate my position. Everyone seems to feel the same way.

But this story has taken a strange twist. Some guy wanted to help her out by giving her a "vacation of a lifetime" so he set up a website to raise $5,000.   Ok, nice gesture I guess.  Then her story gets national media attention and the whole thing goes crazy. The last time I checked, the total raised is up to $185,000 and hitting "refresh" on that site is like watching the Jerry Lewis MD Telethon Tote Board. It's insane.

67 comments:

Diggler said...

I understand that the kids were being turds and tormenting this old woman, but She should have been doing her job. The first time a kid called her a name, she should have written an office referral and let the principal discipline the kid. She let these kids run all over her. She is the worst excuse for a bus monitor. I would fire her for not doing her job and letting this bus get out of control.

Also, I think that 2 swats should be given to the kid that called her an elephant.

BigTex said...

Its not just kids Barry that need a good caneing.


http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/06/20/philadelphia-police-searching-for-suspect-in-septa-assault/

Anonymous said...

A friend from the area says these kids will grow up to be wise guys and live to the ripe old age of 25..

Anonymous said...

There is no excuse for that behavior and I would love to see some of the parents come forward and tell us how they punished the children and post it on Youtube!!

Anonymous said...

Those kids need their Arses Whooped, Wal Mart Style!!!

Anonymous said...

she needs a 185,000 vacation after being tormented like that.

Upstairs said...

BG - Your comments echo what Matt Lauer said this morning. His comments on this were pretty funny. He wanted to say the kids' names on national tv. They probably would have enjoyed that.

Anonymous said...

"Ok, nice gesture I guess."

Barry are you human? this is an example of one human trying to help another. Odd isn't it?

"It's insane."

To you, I guess it is

Anonymous said...

What is the purpose of a bus monitor if she just sits there and acts like a wall flower and takes a beating herself.

Anonymous said...

This is perfect example of what teacher have to put up with on a daily basis, rude disrespectful kids and the parents that will defend their actions. Teachers do not get paid near enough and keep getting pay cuts. God bless teachers and their support staffs.

Anonymous said...

Diggler.. you're an idiot and hopefully you were not allowed to reproduce! Explain how one elderly woman is going to control a bunch of hoodlums who obviously have no disapline at home. Those kids are a prime example of why some species eat their young! Every one of them should have to stand by while their grandmother gets the same treatment then someone should beat their a$$. Unfortunately, these kids are our future leaders.

Anonymous said...

If she had a camera on them, this wouldn't have happened.

Anonymous said...

As a public school teacher, I can say this kind of behavior is common these days. Why, you might ask? Very simple answer. There are little to no consequences. The kids do not care if they are written up. They really don't care if they get suspended for a few days because it enhances their reputation as being a thug. What they don't like and will avoid, is physical punishment. When we removed the threat of corporal punishment, we lost their attention. You can argue against CP all you want, but it is the most effective way to discipline young hoodlums (and so many of the kids are just that, young hoodlum gangster wannabes). You know, the notion of self-defense should be considered as well. Yes, folks, it can be that bad.

Anonymous said...

Does their baby daddy use cocaine?

Anonymous said...

If Obama had a boy.......

Anonymous said...

11:41 & 11:46 How true your statements are! It is way past time to reinstate corporal punishment in schools to get kids back under control. Obviously some parents lack the skills or prefer not to use them because it cuts into the social/happy hour. I have advised my children's teachers to do what ever is necessary if they misbehave and have been told that they can't really do much. How long do you think it took the kids to figuare out that one?

Diggler said...

Thank you 11:42. I can be an idiot at times. I am saying that teachers and aides do not have to put up with this. If she would do her job...,, she should send the kids to the office for discipline. Your effective teachers and aides follow proper discipline procedures and keep order at the school. If you allow this behavior, then it will get out of controll. That lady did not do her job.
I agree that the kids need to be punished and I would give them swats and kick them off the bus. How can you punish negative behavior if the aide does not report it.
It makes me think that she would not report these kids if they were being a bully to another student.
Put a monitor on the bus that will enforce discipline and reassigne or fire this lady.

Anonymous said...

Digger, I work in a public school! Waste of time to send kids to the office! Pull your head out! This is why I deal with my own discipline issues ( of which there are few), but I'm a very strong disciplinarian. Not all teachers are. Administration is worthless when it comes to discipline!

Anonymous said...

Preach it!

Anonymous said...

I've said this many times on this blog... It should be mandatory for every adult over the age of 39 to substitute one day at the local middle or high school each school year.

These videos wouldn't be such a shock.

Local principal

Anonymous said...

I say she was not doing her job. The first bad word and the bus should have been stopped and authorities called to pick them up. $5000.00 would have been plenty on the chip in; but, it is now way out of hand. I think she should not be doing that job. And teachers should not put up with it either. Guess many are afraid, as are their parents. Some kids just should have been strangled at birth.

Anonymous said...

Those kids need Ms. Clifton on that bus. She would have grabbed everyone of them by the ears until they screamed uncle. lol

Anonymous said...

Ok, nice gesture I guess. Then her story gets national media attention and the whole thing goes crazy. The last time I checked, the total raised is up to $185,000 and hitting "refresh" on that site is like watching the Jerry Lewis MD Telethon Tote Board. It's insane.


Yes, this country is insane with Liberal, Immoral, Carppy parents and their crappy kids.

This is what happens when the LIBS take over.

The donations are from people who detest these little sh&^ts in the video, along with their parents, lame school district, and just trash in general.

PEOPLE are sick the libs ruining this country and you are AMAZED and think its INSANE.

Mama Mia said...

The reason the poor lady just sat there was because she was afraid that if she stood up it would just make the kids react and make things worse. And it would have. I want to know why the bus driver didn't pull that bus over and take control of her/his kids. Ultimately, they are her/his responsibility. I'm assuming the driver is female in this case. At any rate, they all need to be lined up and have the you-know-what beat out of them IN FRONT OF the granny and the rest of the school. That'd cure em.

Let me step off my box now..

Anonymous said...

They should go back to busting their butts in school and the problem is solved.

But nooooooo we have too many sensitive morons controlling the United States.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Local principal...if you did your job, parents wouldn't have to waste their time witnessing what occurs when you are a SLACKER principal or superidiot.

Y'all are more worried about getting your attendance points by 10am.

Anonymous said...

Round house kick to their faces!!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like your Thursday RMT girl is riding a bus. Bet she'd make a good bus monitor.

Anonymous said...

Local principals need to turn into STRICKLAND from BTTF.


Marty McFly would be disappointed in principals who are SLACKERS.

Anonymous said...

$247,599. AT 1PM.

Anonymous said...

I think $5,000 should go to her for a vacation. The rest should go to the school district to buy Apple Ipads for all the students to better educate them and keep them busy on the bus ride home.

Anonymous said...

Here's a clip on how to handle punk kids on a bus from "Madea's Family Reunion"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHE5gxmvEQ8

Anonymous said...

I'd get berated by a bunch of little hoodlums for 250K, where do I sign up?

Anonymous said...

I'll take the little darlings on a bus ride they will never forget.

DF Sandra Bullock

Anonymous said...

12:38

$100 says you were one of those a**hole punks when you were a kid.
Probably needed a belt across your butt also.

Anonymous said...

2:06 pm you are such a tard.

Your comments are dumbfounding.

How does my comment correlate to being one of those kinds of kids????????

(Scratching my head........thinking you are an idiot......)

Anonymous said...

Local principal here.

Each discipline referral is met with parental resistance.
Parents are quick to blame school officials for not doing their job.
We can't swat due to law suits.
However, if parents like 12:54 did their job at home, they would have less fodder to gripe at the school.

Hey 12:54, I taught your kid. He's an idiot, too.

Anonymous said...

I could not even finish watching this video it made me sick to my stomach. Why was the bus driver not intervening on behalf of the monitor. If I ever found out my child treated someone like this I would probably beat there a$$ and they would be grounded for a long time. This is totally ridiculous and I would be totally embarrassed if I were a parent of one of these dirt bags that don't even deserve to be called students they are pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, principals don't step up enough when a teacher has had it. But that's usually because many kids have their parents come up to the school and take up their defense.
I know this poor lady didn't do much because it would have made it worse for her. That position is really a joke but someone was just trying to appease some people.
When a parent tells the teacher, do whatever is necessary, that child usually doesn't have to be disciplined. It's those who say don't touch my child or my child wouldn't do that or my child doesn't lie or whatever that need disciplined the most.
I am a retired teacher. That's the difference these days. Parents want to be "friends" rather than the parent. Not all are like this, of course, but enough are to hamper our education.

Anonymous said...

Local Pimple.

You didn't teach my kids or nor have they ever been in trouble. I am strict at home, but still a loving father. My kids have never been in trouble, and I do not foresee that ever happening because of their values and their upbringing.

My son just graduated with honors, and was at the top of his class, and was accepted to many colleges.
He received many scholarships. He is an athlete as well, as he was the only one to receive an Athletic Scholar Award in his school.

Your replies do not fit my comments. You have miscalculated.

Now go back to your lazy summer time on the tax-payer dime.

Anonymous said...

It's over $300,000 now... think she will hit a mill?

Anonymous said...

If I had been one of those little assholes on that bus, my dad would have BEAT MT ASS and then BEAT MY ASS again for crying about the first ass beating. THAT alone is one of the reasons I never was a little asshole like them. Our parents put the fear of God in us as children and therefore we knew better than to do this kind of shit!!! We got our butts whipped for a lot less than this and it didn't kill us. I say the damned government needs to get out of the way and stop telling parents they don't have the right to discipline their kids and bring back corporal punishment in the schools like it was when I went to school. When parents step up to the plate and BE a parent instead of ignoring the actions of the little heathens they gave birth to, this shit will stop.

Anonymous said...

You ever notice when a worthless anonymous parent is called out their kid automatically graduated "with honors", was an all-American football player, and is now a surgeon?

We certainly have several parents of valedictorians on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Corporal punishment?? Then the kids will just start shooting and stabbing us. We end up with dead parents and a prison full of teenage thugs. It will take two/three generations to get kids back under control again!!!

Anonymous said...

We certainly have several parents of valedictorians on this blog.

Y'all leave my mom alone.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"I want to know why the bus driver didn't pull that bus over and take control of her/his kids. Ultimately, they are her/his responsibility."

Actually the monitor's job is to keep the kids in control so the bus driver can pay attention to the road and get the kids safely to their destination. As HORRIBLE as the kids were (and I hope the hammer goes down HARD) she didn't do her job and not only did things get out of hand she did a disservice to the other students on the bus by not keeping it a safe and secure environment.

I feel horrible for the lady - but she shouldn't have been in that job. Bus monitor doesn't = bus rider. There are responsibilities to the job.

Anonymous said...

I'll give $100. just to get a chance to whip that little Obammy looking kids butt. I'm betting the rest of them on the bus looked just like him.

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid I had to tolerate treatment like this from other kids, and all of my elders, including my parents, told me the following — you're just going to have to learn to tolerate it, otherwise, if you retaliate, you'll be the one who gets in trouble.

And you know what.....for five years I tolerated this.....until one day in high school, I erupted in the middle of class and beat the holy hell out of the kid who had been instigating much of this.....I was suspended for three days (I'd never had so much as a referral slip my entire school career until that point) , but you know what?

I NEVER had any more problems!

Anonymous said...

4:56 I agree with you. I am sick of people jumping on the kids...she should not be doing that work. She should have had the bus stopped and the kids picked up by authorities.

Anonymous said...

6:06-----

Good on you

And, BTW, I cried through the whole movie

Anonymous said...

It was almost like I could hear the theme song from Rocky playing

Anonymous said...

That woman was put on the bus to MONITOR and she is not monitoring! What if that was your 13 year old daughter getting abused? Wouldnt you want the monitor to report it the first time? The "monitor" should hve written up the kids the first time they verbally abused her. Y'all are dissing the administration- obviously the monitors are put on the bus to REPORT bad behavior, which she failed to do. What a joke. $350,000 for having some 13 year old tell me I am fat????? I would take that gig!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How do we know she hasnt tried monitoring in the past with no good results? She could have just been tired of no support! She mayhave tried to report before. You don't know her whole story.

Anonymous said...

Not too long ago after Durham Drivers at Northwest ISD wanted to go Union, these Wise County jackasses said they dont need one. The monitors get spit on by special needs kids when they buckle them in, and take a lot of taunting from some pretty mean kids with parents who are worthless as humans. These are the people like the one at NWHS who got Carbon Monoxide poisoning from an unsafe bus. Thank Goodness the Weatherford drivers voted in a Union that the Wise County doublewide gang voted down to their own stupidity. We expect kids to get safely to school, not get sick and poisoned from unsafe equipment from the RICHEST school around that has contracted out every job except teaching.

Anonymous said...

If schools like Northwest weren't contracting out driving, monitors, mechanics, food service, and janitorial duties, we wouldn't have these problems. Remember the janitor found at their elementary school in Rhome who died that was a sex offender? They would rather pay minimum wage for these jobs with no school retirement like the other people we knew during our school years got. Now all you get is the dregs of South Wise doing jobs that don't even pay enough to fund the 401K the contract company brags about offering.

Anonymous said...

The young John P's of New York pickin on old ladys . Probly jumped her from the back as she got off. No excuse. Their daddy should have pulled out fo sho.

Anonymous said...

How does the union for the workers make the kids act better? That needs more explaining!

Anonymous said...

Ok, maybe the monitor wasn't doing her job, does that make it ok for kids to be jackwagons? Would you anti-monitor people be ok if your kid acted like that? You all act as if it is the monitor's job to discipline your children, if you had done your job as a parent, your children wouldn't act like this in the first place. To get to a point in life where you act like this at any time, you had very poor parenting along the way.

Diggler said...

9:02 Of course the kids should not act this way. It is the monitors job to enforce the rules and let the principal discipline the kids. She did not do her job!
Just like... It is the police job to enforce the rules on the highway. It is the judges job to impose the discipline or not.
If the police turned a blind eye on some fool driving 100 on 287, they are not doing their job. I would fire the policeman for not doing his job. The law can not impose the fine or discipline, but they better issue a ticket. What if the cops started to cry every time the bad guys called them a donut eating fat ass.

Anonymous said...

The fact that parents are using the excuse "the monitor wasn't doing her job" is why the kids are disrespectful.

Your kids are the reason a monitor was hired.

Monitors were unheard of 10 years ago.

Anonymous said...

No one is "using the excuse "the monitor wasn't doing her job""

These are two separate issues - to a point.

1. The kids were little shits who need to be STRONGLY disciplined and never allowed on the bus again. They were horrible to another person - an elderly person (do we become elderly in our 60's - or if we just become passive we are elderly??)

2. The bus monitor was hired to MONITOR the bus and protect the safety and well being of the kids on the bus as well as keep distractions to a minimum so the driver can pay attention to the road.

They were horrible, she didn't do her part and it got out of hand. It might have gotten out of hand anyway however she would have at least done her responsibility. Getting her feelings hurt because of this bullying was reasonable. Allowing the fact that her feelings were hurt as an excuse not to do her job is not reasonable.

She had a responsibility to ALL of the children on the bus.

Lets also keep in mind that these were all Yankees. Those people don't know how to raise their kids :)

Anonymous said...

The Union would make sure safety procedures are followed unlike the UK BASED contract company (Durham) that many Wise County children are using to get to school. Read about the carbon monoxide poisoning of a monitor on the Northwest ISD bus. Their solution was to go to walmart and buy a detector instead of fixing it right then.

Anonymous said...

11:02, the "Yankees" I have seen have a lot better manners than some of the elite wise county.

Anonymous said...

What if that was your Grandmother? Have a little respect for your fellow people.

Anonymous said...

Good lord! Watching this video makes me sick and utterly pissed! I am a 21 year old college student that lives here in Decatur and I was raised to treat my elders with the utmost respect. I was raised to say yes mam and no mam and vice versa and anything less than that would be unacceptable. I wish I could have been there when those kids got off that bus. I am a firm believer in corporal punishment and i dont care if they are 13 years old or not; I would literally beat the living shit out of them. Where is compassion in todays society? Where are parents in todays society? I think something like this is just as bad as physical abuse and should have the same consequences(i.e. juvy, jail time). This shit is outrageous and they definitely deserve to get their ass beaten after that. Poor lady. Show her some respect.

Anonymous said...

How about a follow-up on what the school district is doing to punish these kids??

Anonymous said...

Wow you are a genius. So clouded by your personal dislike of the President that you selectively assume the child looked like him. It's a shame that everyone assumes the"perp" must ve of color. When actually he probably looked more like you.