BUS WOES: Mums Chloe Whitton and Kelly Duncan are upset at how their children are treated on the afternoon school bus. Chloe’s son Tyrese (front) was banned last year.
BUS WOES: Mums Chloe Whitton and Kelly Duncan are upset at how their children are treated on the afternoon school bus. Chloe’s son Tyrese (front) was banned last year. Samantha Elley

Mums driven to despair

MUMS and sisters-in-laws Chloe Whitton and Kelly Duncan are at their wits' end when it comes to dealing with their local bus company.

They want the matter cleared up for 2014.

Ms Whitton's son Tyrese was banned last year from catching his bus home in the afternoon from school when he yelled at the bus driver.

"Another young boy on the bus had threatened Tyrese's little cousin and Tyrese stood up to him," Ms Whitton said.

"They had a fight and this boy was much bigger than Tyrese so he had him on the bus floor."

According to Tyrese the bus driver simply watched in the rear view mirror and laughed.

"I got really angry and I swore at the bus driver," the 10-year-old said.

"Then I got banned from the bus."

Ms Whitton says she has received many complaints from the bus company about her children's behaviour in the afternoon trip home from school.

"They write letters to me because my kids are talking on the bus and he makes Tyrese, his sister and cousins sit up the front," she said.

"But when he gets in a fight all the bus driver does is laugh."

Ms Duncan said: "The kids behave with the morning bus driver Joanne, she is a real sweetie."

A spokesperson for the Casino Bus Service, which manages the bus runs in the area, said they were limited as to what they could comment on due to privacy issues.

"Casino Bus Service abides by the guidelines for managing students' behaviour on the buses," he said. "These guidelines are issued by the Transport Department which tells us when to suspend or give warnings to students."



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