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Huntington ISD investigating alleged parent, student incident on bus

Source: Raycom News Media Source: Raycom News Media

A parent of a 10-year-old Huntington ISD student is alleging that a grown man was allowed to board a HISD school bus and threaten physical harm to the boy.

Huntington ISD Superintendent David Flowers confirmed Thursday that there was an incident on an HISD bus Tuesday afternoon that stemmed from a personal dispute between some students and a parent.

“Yesterday afternoon, the bus driver allowed a grown man to board bus #6, so that he could curse and threaten physical harm to my 10-year-old son,” the boy’s parent said. ‘This is highly illegal on both the part of the driver and the father who boarded the bus.”

In a statement, Flowers said the district was made aware of the incident.

“HISD Police launched an investigation immediately and took steps necessary to resolve the issue,” Flowers said. "The district continues its investigation of the occurrence and intends to take any action necessary to ensure that a similar incident does not happen again. The safety, security, and well-being of our students is of the utmost priority to HISD, and we want to assure our community that swift, thorough action has been taken to address the issue.”

The parent said that the father who boarded the HISD bus mistakenly thought that his child had punched the other man’s son. He added that it was actually another boy who punched the man’s son.

“He is now afraid to ride the bus, under threat of being attacked by this man,” the parent said. “HISD PD is going to ‘have a talk with him.’ So sad that the bus driver is getting away with this, as well as this parent.”

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