Largo, Florida -- It's the end of the school day and you expect your child home soon, except they call you saying the school bus driver refuses to take them home.
Largo Middle School parent Mike Sawyer says about 40 students were left without a ride. Some students walked home, others called their parents and eight kids - including his daughter - had to wait an hour for another bus.
The bus driver, 41-year-old Meredith Bray, is under investigation Friday night by the school district for not only leaving the kids behind, but for what she allegedly said to them.
"I don't know what made that bus driver so mad to have that meltdown," said Sawyer.
Sawyer said he heard the bus driver's "meltdown" on the phone when his daughter Emily called in a panic from her school bus and said, "Dad, what do I do, we are being kicked off the bus to find our own way home."
Sawyer said he could hear Bray over the phone yelling,'I want you all off the f---in bus, get the f--- off my bus!'
Emily said the problem started as soon as the kids boarded. The bus was barely moving when she said Bray slammed on the brakes.
"I go flying, hit the back of the seat, fall off the seat, she honks the horn," Emily said.
She said the principal told the students to behave thatBray is a relief driver and it's her first time driving the bus.
According to the district, Bray has been driving a bus for nine years.The bus barely made it out of the bus loop when Emily said Bray stopped again and called dispatch for another bus. Emily called her father.
Sawyer said he heard the driver telling the dispatcher, "I just can't take this, I can't do it... I can't take it anymore."
"It scared me a little," Emily said. "Because I didn't know if she was going to stand up and hit one of the kids or anything."
Sawyer said he couldn't believe his daughter was being spoken to that way.
"The first thing that went through my mind was this is a school employee this is someone we entrust our children with... every day."
Pinellas School officials said the incident is being investigated.
"There are clear guidelines for behavior from everyone on the bus, the bus driver and the students. If there was anything inappropriate, it will be addressed," saidMelanie Marquez, spokesperson for the Pinellas School District.
Marquez said if safety is an issue, bus drivers can pull over to a safe location and call a supervisor. If they are at the school, they can call an administrator to address the problem.
10 News reached out to Bray but she would not comment. Her personnel file shows one verbal reprimand in 2005 for dropping off kids at the wrong stop.
Marquez said Bray works at the Enterprise Village as a full-time school bus driver, taking students on field trips and sometimes works as a relief driver when the district is short-handed.
Mike said according to Emily's doctor, she suffered a mild concussion and whiplash from the school bus driver's sudden stops on Thursday. He said he wants the district to take disciplinary action taken against Bray.
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