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Mother refuses to allow son back on school bus after 'unprovoked attack'

KLEIN, Texas – A Klein ISD parent is afraid to let her son ride the school bus, after she says he was beaten up by another student.

Carmen Rodriguez’s son is a third-grade student at Kreinhop Elementary School.

She said a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, a fourth-grade student beat up her son while they were on the bus on the way home from school.

“He was punched all over his body, punched in his face and his hair was yanked,” Rodriguez said.

She reported the incident to school leaders and at first she was satisfied with their response, which was to remove the student from the bus.

However, this week when her son returned to school after winter break, Rodriguez said the student was back on the bus.

“I just don’t want him on the bus anymore. My son is very passive and he’s a sweetheart,” Rodriguez said. “I’m not just saying that because he’s my son.
This attack was unprovoked.”

She claims the fourth-grade student has attacked other students in the past.

Rodriguez said she will now drive her son to school, as long as the other child remains on the same bus route.

Klein ISD sent Channel 2 the following statement regarding the incident:

“Students receive consequences when they break the student code of conduct and school administrators can only divulge those consequences to that child’s parents. In the bus incident on November 11, campus administrators conducted a thorough investigation, and appropriate consequences were issued according to the student code of conduct.

"The bus driver continues to monitor all students on the bus as is our practice in Klein ISD.”