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CCSD investigating report of bus driver being grabbed behind the wheel

Posted at 6:11 PM, Oct 18, 2016

Ralph Murphy says has been a school bus driver for Clark County School District for 12 years. He says for the most part, students are well-behaved and he hasn't had any issues until last Friday.

He says that's when, while on a middle school route, his students became unruly and more than half of them wouldn't sit down.  

"They started swearing at me, things I can't repeat on TV," Murphy says.

He says at one point, one of the students actually grabbed him while he was driving.  He says that's when he decided to turn the bus around.

He reported the incident, and CCSD says they're investigating.  

In a statement, they said, "The bus is an extension of the classroom, and any student who uses physical violence may face disciplinary action."

It's the not the first recent case of bus drivers saying they were attacked. Last week, a driver said parents smashed the bus' windows. The parents were reportedly upset over delays in the bus routes.

Murphy says the district has been cooperative with handling the situation.