Boston Public Schools student assaults bus driver who asked them to stop smoking – WCVB Boston

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A Boston Public Schools student is being suspended for assaulting a bus driver who had asked that student to stop smoking on the bus, according to the school district.
A BPS spokesperson confirmed the assault happened Wednesday afternoon on the B547 Excel High School shuttle bus to the Andrew MBTA Station.
Boston police and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene, and the bus driver who was attacked was transported to an area hospital. The BPS spokesperson said Transdev’s deputy general manager, Mike Hunter, reported that the bus driver has been released from the hospital, but Hunter did not have a full report on the driver’s condition at the time.
All students on board the shuttle exited the bus after the incident, and school staff walked them to Andrew Station. Excel High School then canceled the B547 shuttle bus for all students on Thursday and Friday.
Jerleen John, head of school for Excel High, reviewed footage of the incident at BPS headquarters on Thursday and confirmed the identity of the student involved.
According to John, the assault happened because the driver asked the student to stop smoking on the bus.
John told BPS officials that the student would be suspended for their actions in accordance with the school district’s code of conduct.
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