BRIGHTON, Mass. - Boston Police are investigating after a Boston Public Schools bus driver was assaulted on his own bus, with students on board.
Police say the bus driver hit a car just before 4 p.m. Monday near the intersection of South Waverly Avenue and Lincoln Street, causing minor damage, but did not stop to exchange information.
When he did stop, investigators say the driver of the other car got on the bus and started attacking the bus driver, with BPS students still on board. No students were injured but police say the bus driver fell from the steps of the bus.
In a statement to Boston 25 News, BPS said it was "appalled and saddened that several of our students witnessed this altercation and they may be understandably scared or upset.” Counselors will be available Tuesday for students on the bus, the statement said.
The parents of the students on the bus were notified and picked up their children from the scene.
The bus driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the car stayed at the scene. Police are continuing to investigate the incident but so far, no charges have been filed.
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