Cop shop stop for wayward kids

THERE is only so much a bus driver can take.

And when one bus driver was pushed over the edge yesterday, he called in the big guns by making a swift detour to the local police station.

It seems a sugary projectile was the final insult that resulted in the bus load of St Edmund's College and St Mary's College students presented to the front of the Yamanto station just after 3.30pm.

One man, who had arrived at the police station after he received a phone call from his little brother asking to be picked up, said apparently a lolly had struck the bus driver on the head.

“I think it was the straw that broke the camel's back,” he said.

As parents began to arrive to ferry their children home, one St Edmund's pupil said he felt the bus driver had overreacted.

“People were mucking around but he did not have to go that far,” he said.

The student, who did not want his named published, said when the driver pulled up outside the station he had beeped his horn repeatedly but no one inside the station answered the call for about 20 minutes.

In the meantime the bristling bus driver let the majority of the St Mary's pupils leave.

Three police officers eventually boarded the bus and gave the wayward school kids a good dressing-down.

“They just came on and told us how stupid we were being,” the St Edmund's pupil said.

A police spokesman said the bus driver had decided to take the industrious action because the pupils had refused to wear their seatbelts.

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