Angry Bus Driver 'Kidnapped' Schoolkids Who Wouldn't Stop Ringing The Bell

01/10/2014 11:21 | Updated 20 May 2015

Hand pushing stop button

When a gang of annoying kids repeatedly rang the bell on their school bus, the irritated driver finally snapped – and refused to let them off.

The driver was taking pupils from St John Fisher RC High, Wigan, when they started repeatedly pressing the 'stop' button.

After several warnings to stop the incessant dinging, the driver decided enough was enough – so he effectively kidnapped them: locking the doors and refusing to let the little irritants off as he drove them around town.

Pupils banged on windows and pleaded to disembark, but the driver was determined to teach them a lesson.

After a tour of a local estate, the children were eventually returned to school grounds.

However, parents weren't sympathetic to the driver's plight and complained to the bus company.

One mum, Laura Dale, told her local paper: "I appreciate someone shouldn't have pressed the bell but the correct thing to do would be to speak to the school about misbehaviour, not take them on a wild goose chase."

Despite parents' disgust at the treatment of their children, the bus company defended the actions of the driver.

Wigan Coachways director Roger Jarvis said: "The behaviour of the children was appalling.

"Unless the school gives me some assurance about improvements in behaviour we won't be operating the route again."

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