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Driver In School Bus Attack Claims Wrongful Termination

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RICHMOND, VA—Richmond City school officials failed to provide assistance to a school bus driver who'd raised concerns surrounding students who misbehaved on his school bus, according to a civil complaint filed by the former bus driver's attorney.

Former Richmond City school bus driver Gregory Davis suffered scratches to his face during an alleged November attack on his school bus, an incident in which he says he was attacked by students after school officials repeatedly failed to provide adequate assistance, according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, Davis was suspended without pay November 27, the day of the alleged attack, and was subsequently terminated.

The complaint alleges Davis repeatedly voiced concerns to his supervisor and school administrators regarding students who misbehaved on the bus, saying the students posed a safety risk to other students, passing vehicles and pedestrians.

On the morning of the alleged attack, Davis called his supervisor and requested assistance which the school failed to provide, the complaint says.

According to the complaint, one student threatened to shoot Davis and later struck him in the face, as other students joined in on the attack.

Davis suffered scratches to his face, and six students were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and assault by mob. Both charges are felonies.

Additionally, the complaint claims Davis was wrongfully terminated and is entitled to lost wages until he is afforded a hearing with the school board.

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