What was the driver supposed do?
KENOSHA (WITI) – A bus full of passengers rolls into parked cars. This, as the bus driver and a teen are fighting — in an incident that was caught on camera. Now, the teen is charged, and the bus driver is fired.
The video shows Kenosha Transit bus driver Scotty Wells greet a 17-year-old Kenosha Tremper High School student who stepped onto his bus after school on January 17th.
“I know it’s you. Been waiting for you,” Wells says in the video.
A police report says Wells claims he had asked for the teen’s information after allegedly having problems with him on previous rides.
“What’s that for?” the teen asks in the video.
“That’s for your mouth…when you got off the bus the last time,” Wells says in the video.
In the video, the teen sits down, but a few moments later, the teen gets back up as Wells speaks.
Then, an altercation ensues between the teen and the bus driver, and the video shows the teen punching Wells twice — breaking his glasses in the process.
The video shows Wells get out of his seat and fight back.
The police report says Wells told police he feared for his safety.
As the bus driver and the teen are fighting, the bus begins to move forward, hitting a station wagon before rolling into other parked cars.
The video shows Wells then call police, and the teen was arrested for battery and recklessly endangering safety.
Wells was treated for bruises to his face and left knee. Afterwards, Kenosha Transit fired Wells as a result of the incident.
FOX6 News stopped by Wells’ home on Tuesday — but no one was there. We also reached out to the union Wells belongs to, but we have not received a response.
Kenosha Transit has not responded to requests for comment as well.