Updated:AMBRIDGE, Pa. —
An Ambridge Area school bus driver accused of kicking two middle school students off the bus several miles away from their designated stop is facing several charges, according to police.
According to the criminal complaint, two parents contacted authorities on Feb. 10 to report that their teenage sons were kicked off the bus on the way home from Ambridge Area Junior High School.
The complaint said 55-year-old Larry Bonzo became upset when the children were tapping the wall and stomping their feet.
Bonzo, who drives for R.J. Rhodes Transit, eventually stopped the bus, shouted expletives at the kids and ordered them off the bus, according to the complaint.
“As a mom, your worst nightmare is not knowing where your child is and if he is safe. It was very frightening,” said parent Torri Robinson.
Bonzo has been suspended from work. He is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of children. He faces a preliminary hearing March 21.