IMPD: Bus driver suspended after fight with student passenger

Fight started when child called adult names

INDIANAPOLIS - A bus driver was suspended after police say she attacked a student passenger on the drive home Monday afternoon.

Police were called to the intersection of 16th and Dequincy streets around 3 p.m., officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

Witnesses told police the driver of the Indianapolis Public Schools bus got into a fight with a 14-year-old girl after the student called her names.

Bus passengers told police that both parties involved threw punches during the altercation.

The driver allegedly hit the girl with a broom handle and pushed the girl down onto a seat, a police report said.

A supervisor arranged for another bus and driver to take the students who were still on the bus home.

Police said no charges have been filed in the case, but the driver has been suspended from her employer, Durham School Services.

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