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Driver: Violence on buses unusual for Longview ISD

Driver: Violence on buses unusual for Longview ISD
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POSTED: Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 12:14pm

Earlene Moon took the wheel of a Longview ISD school bus 25 years ago.

It is an era she fondly recalled Wednesday while discussing the vicious beating of a 13-year-old boy on a Florida school bus.

“We are living in a different time,” the veteran bus driver said. “Some of these kids don’t know what respect is anymore.”

A cellphone recording of the June 9 beating shows three 15-year-old boys kicking and punching the younger boy who was pinned between two seats on a Gulfport, Fla., school bus while driver John Moody radioed for help.

“You gotta get somebody here quick, quick, quick, quick,” Moody is heard on the video. “They’re about to beat this boy to death over here.”
 

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