Bus driver no longer working in Belleville school district

BY LAURA GIRRESCH
Excerpt from News-Democrat
BELLEVILLE, Illinois — The district superintendent, in a statement on Belleville Township High School District 201’s Web site, said the person driving the bus on which two students pummeled another student Monday will no longer be allowed to drive for the school district.

“After review of the driver’s actions during this event, it has been determined that this driver will no longer transport District 201 students,” the superintendent, Greg Moats said in the statement, which has Wednesday’s date on it.
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Belleville bus attack: Suspect’s dad says son provoked

By Betsey Bruce
Excerpt from FOX2now.com
BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI – FOX2now.com) – A decision over whether to expel two Belleville West High School students over repeatedly punching a third teen during a school bus trip could come as soon as next Monday. Belleville District 201 Supt. Greg Moats said Wednesday both students would get opportunities to tell their versions of what happened to a hearing officer. The hearing officer will then make a recommendation to the full school board.
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Belleville chief: Released video to enlighten community

BY MARIA BARAN
Excerpt from News-Democrat
BELLEVILLE, Illinois — The city’s police chief released the video of Monday’s school bus attack to send a message to the community.

“To show the kind of behavior to the public that we as a community should not tolerate,” said Chief William Clay of the 13-minute-long video that shows two Belleville West High School students punching and choking another student.

“Also to educate the children that were involved,” Clay said. “Although they were not assaulting the individual, they cheered it on.”
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Belleville bars school bus driver after brutal bus attack

BY ELIZABETHE HOLLAND
Excerpt from The Southern.com
Belleville, Illinois — The driver who was behind the wheel of a school bus when a 17-year-old Belleville West High School student was beaten will no longer work within the school district.

“After review of the driver’s actions during this event, it has been determined that this driver will no longer transport District 201 students,” said Belleville High School District Superintendent Greg Moats, in a letter to parents and others in the district Wednesday.
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