Grandmother Claims Grandchildren are Bullied on School Bus
A Macon grandmother is concerned about her grandchildren being constantly bullied on their Bibb County School bus.
Teresa Stephens, 49, watches her grandchildren Zyshown Dunn and Tiyannia Hutchingson board the 702 school bus every day to Matilda Hartley Middle School. She said Dunn, 10, and Hutchingson ,9, are being bullied by other students and the people who are supposed to protect them are encouraging the bad behavior.
"They get off the bus everyday crying Mr. Carson, Mr. Young they calling us names,” she said “They’re telling other kids to beat us up."
Mr. Carson and Mr. Young are the bus driver and monitor respectively. She said she’s watched students behave inappropriately.
"Kids on the bus they are cussing and throwing paper and stuff out the window. He (Mr.Young) does nothing."
Her grandchildren said their fellow peers bully them whenever they’re on the bus.
"They always bullying me,” Hutchingson said. “They always threatening me and they always spitting on me."
Stephens said she's called the Bibb County Board of Education multiple times but to no avail. WGXA also tried contacting the Bibb County BOE and we’re told they’re “looking into the allegations,” at this time.
Stephens said she understands children can be mean, but thinks the driver and monitor could do better.
"They're the adults on the bus, they don't even make the kids sit down,” she said. “I mean kids going to be kids but it's the bus driver and the bus monitor."
Stephens said the bullying of her grandchildren is getting so bad that she and her husband are debating about moving just so their grandchildren can go to a new school
“I'm getting to the point now that I'm looking for somewhere else to stay for the safety of the kids," Stephens said.