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Video shows EBRPSS bus driver pepper spraying student

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Published: May. 11, 2022 at 9:08 PM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 9:28 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) is investigating a student and bus driver after a video on social media showed them fighting.

According to a statement from EBRPSS, the fight happened on Wednesday, May 11 around 3:00 p.m between a bus driver and a high school student.

The statement goes on to say it appears the high school student seemed to throw a water bottle from the moving bus, the driver then stops the bus to determine who threw the bottle. The driver and students on the bus then reported the student who threw the bottle attempted to hit the bus driver and that’s when the bus driver pepper sprayed the student.

School officials looking into fight between bus driver and student.
School officials looking into fight between bus driver and student.(Video)

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The bus driver has been placed on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation and the student will be disciplined accordingly, according to the statement.

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