The Baltimore bus driver who was caught on video fighting with a young student has been suspended by the Maryland Transit Administration pending a police investigation into an altercation between her and the female student.
The incident happened on the No. 40 bus line about 2 p.m. Monday, according to an MTA spokesman.
In the video, we can see the bus driver grappling with the female student. The student appears to punch and kick the driver multiple times as the driver tries to hold the girl down.
The bus driver finally seems to overpower the student, and asks her if fighting somebody makes her “feel better.”
As reported by the Baltimore Sun:
Terry Owens, the MTA spokesman, said the bus driver has worked for the MTA since 2003. He did not know exactly where the bus was when the altercation occurred.
Owens said MTA Police have interviewed the driver and the student, neither of whom he identified, and are continuing their investigation. He was not sure whether witnesses to the fight, including the passenger who uploaded the video, had been interviewed.
“Police will review the YouTube video. They are also pulling the video from the bus to see if it provides a more thorough picture of what happened,” Owens said.
Owens said the safety of passengers and employees is the MTA’s top priority. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.