Bus violence probe
INQUIRIES are under way into a violent incident on a school bus that forced a bus driver to stop the journey and take three students to the Maclean Police Station.
A busload of students had been travelling to their Lower River homes on Tuesday afternoon when the alleged incident flared up between three students.
According to one student, who did not wish to be named, a male student throwing mandarin peels sparked the fracas.
The fruit thrower in question was then reported to say something to a female student who he believed had walked to the front of the bus to report his behaviour to the driver.
The female student then allegedly hit the boy, causing another female student believed to be related to the boy, to interject and defend her relative.
A fight then broke out between the two girls somewhere between Tyndale and Maclean.
According to the student, the fight was deemed to be of such a serious nature that it prompted the bus driver to stop the bus at the Maclean Police Station and report the three students involved.
The students remaining on the bus were made to disembark and catch other buses passing through Maclean before they could get home.
Earlier this week spokespeople for bus operator Busways and Maclean police said their inquiries into the incident were continuing.