Officials have fired a New Jersey school bus aide who was captured on video using profanities and threatening a 10-year-old boy.
District spokesperson Gary Miller said the confrontation happened Monday, January 14 as the bus was dropping off children from Linden Public School No. 2.
An elementary school student recorded the women on Monday, whom aggressively confronting a classmate and arguing with him about his behavior as the bus was dropping off children from Linden Public School No. 2.
“You must act like that to your parents,” the unidentified 58-year-old worker said. “I bet they beat your ass every night. I know your father does.” The aide also told the boy that he’s “gonna be sorry,” according to the footage obtained by NJ.com.
The woman can be heard telling the kid, “Say it again, Call me a b**ch again. How dare you. I’ll put your f**king head through that window if you say it again.”
During the spat, there was a “brief physical altercation,” the police told Yahoo Lifestyle. Witnesses reported that the student also used profanity while arguing back, although it is unclear what provoked the incident.
Linden School’s Superintendent Danny Robertozzi confirmed that the aide was fired immediately after the event to his attention, he also released a statement to Yahoo Lifestyle denouncing her conduct.
“Parents should be able to feel secure in knowing that their children are protected from the time they leave for school until the time they arrive home,” Robertozzi’s statement read. “As a parent and educator, I am appalled at the way our student was treated. This behavior will not be tolerated.”
However, Linden school district spokesman Gary Miller said the aide was not a district employee but was hired through a bus company that the district contracts.
The aide’s name hasn’t been released yet. Police only identified her as a 58-year-old from Roselle. An investigation is ongoing.