A video obtained by Hattiesburg Patriot News Media shows a bus driver employed at the Forrest County School District assaulting an unnamed student. Throughout the encounter, the driver appears to have the student in a choke hold.
"He's over here fighting a 5'3" kid thinking he is bad"
At one point the driver proclaims,
"No one on this bus could knock me out."
At one point another student says to the driver,
"There's high schoolers and kids on here. Why are you trying to fight anybody?"
At the end of the video Coach Alexander (Coach A) get's on the bus to diffuse the situation. HPNM reached out to the district. Mr. Bryan Freeman told HPNM,
"We have seen the video, and the employee has been terminated for violating our policies and procedures. That is not something we tolerate. We will not tolerate, and that employee is no longer with us."