Bus kids are out of control

UNRULY students are out of control and are risking the lives of everyone on the bus, says a Sunbus Capricorn driver.

Bus drivers feel powerless to do anything at all, driver Buddy Cornell said.

Mr Cornell has been driving buses for about four years and said students picked up along the Glenmore School route were disruptive.

During the ride, he said these students scream and curse, switch seats and generally disrupt the entire bus.

Bus drivers also had little power in disciplining troublesome children, he said. "I was told not to say anything to them,'' he said.

And Bruce Findlater, manager of Sunbus Capricorn, agrees. "Our hands are tied,'' he said.

"We have to follow a code of conduct set out by Queensland Transport.''

He also said if bus drivers had any power in disciplining children, more kids would be walking home.

But Scott Cage, acting principal of Glenmore Secondary School, was surprised by the negative comments from the drivers. He said he had not received any complaints about disruptive students.

"We have a close relationship with the bus company,'' he said.

"The last time we talked to them was about six months ago.



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