Transcript for Bus Attendant Seen Biting, Beating Teen
-- yeah. That's the sound of a seventy year old bus monitor fighting with a fourteen year old boy the video shows there were punches thrown -- have box. -- branches even -- biting the young boy on the back. The more than minute long scuffle was all caught on camera she was sorry about her reaction. She resigned. She knows that that's not appropriate behavior for the school board. -- Williamson as the lawyer for the now former bus monitor -- branch she faces felony charges of battery in abuse. For what unfolded that day on the bus while she regrets her behavior Williamson says she did not break the law. There's defense of others He clearly was touching another child. There was some. Aggravating words back -- that's it from him to her He did not back down. Williamson says what caused branch to react in the first place was when the fourteen year old tossed a much younger child over the seats. While in the process -- -- -- the young boy kick branch in the face that likely contributed to -- reaction. The defense claims that what you can't see on the video is the fourteen year old's previous cases of aggressive behavior -- other kids in -- herself. Even if branch felt threatened the school says she was in -- There were just a number of opportunities and number of options available to her to assist her in the event she thought she was being attacked. Since the bus was parked at Lakeland high school district says branch could -- easily called for the school resource officer on campus. Instead she chose to -- herself.
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