GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) -- A school bus driver in Gresham was removed from his route after allegedly grabbing the backpack of an unruly student on the bus.
The incident happened Monday afternoon, officials with the school district told KOIN 6 News. The official said students from Hall Elementary School were on the bus screaming, yelling and moving around. A teacher got on board to calm them down.
When the bus had only gone about three blocks, the students reportedly resumed unruly behavior -- including hanging out the windows. The official said the bus driver pulled over and asked two students to sit in the front of the bus.
As he walked them to the front of the bus, the driver held onto a loop on one student's backpack.
The driver has worked for First Student since April 2012. Their company policy states no driver is allowed to touch a student. The district asked the driver be removed from any route in the district, and the company agreed.
A new bus driver on that route will have a second adult on board, district officials said.
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