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All-Star Worcester Parents Lay Siege To School Bus, Beat Up Bus Driver, Then Write Magnificent Things On Facebook

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If you’ve been on the internet today then you’ve probably heard about the broo-ha-ha involving some angry parents, five year old kids, and a school bus driver. The following video is so Worcester it hurts:

This is why Worcester can’t have nice things.

First of all, I just wanna say that anyone who holds their iPhone vertically while taping something is a scourge on society. Please, for the love of God, HOLD YOUR PHONE HORIZONTALLY WHILE TAPING VIDEO!!! This video could’ve been a million times better if it could actually take up my whole computer screen. There was just so much fantastic Worcester chaos going on that I wanted to soak it all up.

Anyway, when I first saw this video I didn’t really know how to feel. I was leaning towards the parents’ side. I thought what we had was an insane bus driver on a power trip.

Boy, am I glad I took time to think this one over, because my initial instinct couldn’t possibly have been more wrong. This is 110% on the parents and anyone who thinks otherwise is a moron.

This video is extremely misleading. We kind of missed the most important part didn’t we? You know, the part that would explain why the driver wasn’t letting the kids off the bus. Turns out there was a pretty fucking good reason why (courtesy of the Telegram and Gazette):

A preliminary investigation reveals that the bus driver was attempting to allow the kindergarten students off of the bus first. Some parents became impatient and forced their way onto the bus and removed their children. During the incident, parents yelled profanities at the bus driver and made threats.

A 16-year-old female entered the bus and punched the bus driver in the face, the report states. She will be summoned to court for assault and battery.

According to Superintendent of Schools Melinda Boone, the driver of the bus was following school department policy that dictates that during the first few days of school, drivers must ensure that kindergarten students are released to the proper parent or guardian when they get off a school bus. As such, the driver was seeking to dismiss those students from the bus first, the superintendent said.

“Some of the adults were impatient and just wanted the students released,” Ms. Boone said. “Some attempted to board the bus to take the students, at which point the driver closed the door with the idea of stabilizing the situation.”

At that point, Ms. Boone said, the driver requested police assistance.

LOL. My question to anyone who blames the driver, is why the hell would the driver wanna hold these kids hostage? Do you think she wanted to sit there on a hot ass bus, with a bunch of crying kids, surrounded by a bunch of Rhodes Scholars with pitchforks? She must’ve felt like Davey Crocket in the Alamo.


I’m sure these obviously very rational people would be perfectly cool-headed if one of their kids got nabbed up by a meth head when the bus driver DIDN’T follow protocol. Because lower Vernon Hill is a REALLY FUCKING SAFE neighborhood. No crackheads or gang bangers down there, that’s for sure.

Wait, what’s that? You think they’d lose their God damn minds if something bad had happened to their kids as a result of the bus driver not doing her job? So let me get this straight. These people WANT schools to go to great lengths to protect their children. Then when they do that, they attack their kid’s bus and beat the shit out of the driver. Because that makes TONS of sense.

Ya see, these nudniks want rules that will protect their children. They just don’t wanna be inconvenienced for one second. As long as they get their way IMMEDIATELY, they’ll be on their best behavior. Clearly these people will be late for WORK if their kids don’t get off the bus immediately. Because they all DEFINITELY have jobs.

Remember last year when the EBT system went down for like three hours and everyone flipped out? This is kind of similar. Newsflash – you’re getting a free service that you don’t have to use. You’re more than welcome to pick your kids up in your 92 Sentra. When your kids ride the bus, you are both subject to the rules of the bus company and the school.


Sure they could’ve just been patient and calm in order to let the driver make sure the kids got home safely. But that’s not enough for these magnificent creatures. Why should they have to wait? Why should they have to follow rules and procedures? Fuck rules. When in doubt, flip the fuck out!! I want my way NOW!!! Following the procedure probably would’ve ended this whole thing before it began. But that’s not nearly as exciting as declaring Jihad on a school bus filled with five year olds.

Gotta love how these parents think they’re doing a good job parenting too. Because what kind of great parent doesn’t tell their five year old to disobey the adult in charge of them at the time and jump out of an emergency exit onto a busy street?

The video got kind of repetitive and I was almost getting bored with, especially when she starts playing with the dog…..until right around the 5:30 part. That’s when this shit turned into the Blair Witch Project. When the driver starts the bus and tries to get the fuck out of there, this quickly gets better than any reality TV show you will ever see. Fuck Jersey Shore – I wanna watch Angry Mothers From Vernon Hill. 

I also love how these parents of the year think the driver was gonna kidnap their kids or something? Ummm, please explain to me how a school bus is gonna make a clean getaway on Perry Ave. And then what was the driver’s plan after that? Bring them to her secret bus driver lair and make them learn how to read? High tail it to Canada? Maybe, just maybe she tried to leave because she was shitting her pants. Perhaps she realized she had other kids on the bus who needed to get off at another stop and didn’t wanna worry their parents too? Nah, fuck that. She was trying to kidnap them and turn them into child soldiers. She’s clearly the Joseph Kony of the bus driving racket.


And I hate to say it, but all of these poor kids are screwed. I’d like to adopt all of them and send them to the Turtleboy school of manners so we can begin to undo the damage that five years on earth with these savages has done to their poor little brains. Unless these kids pull a Good Will Hunting they’re gonna end up exactly like the adults around them. Because that’s what kids do. They model themselves after what they see. God help us all.

So what did the kids learn from this? Well, they learned a lot of new words. Like at 6:00 when the All-Star Mom screams, “Don’t leave with my fucking kid.” Or at 7:00 when the Dad in the double XL white t-shirt yells, “Get your mother fucking ass off the bus.” Or at 8:30 when the camera lady says to the driver, “I should beat your fucking ass.” Unfortunately for the kids academic future, none of these new words will appear on the MCAS.

And by the way, in case you couldn’t tell, the woman filming this is very dignified. Right around 8:50 she says, “Look what you did you stupid f….I don’t even wanna swear. There’s too many kids.” Because her kids have obviously been brought up in a cultured environment where they learn to respect authority, follow rules, and no one ever swears around them. Ever.

I’ll tell you what could’ve diffused this whole situation. Puppies. Did you see what happened at 2:30 when someone shows up out of nowhere with a puppy? All of a sudden the lady forgets that she’s a complete psychopath and starts petting the doggie. Ten more of those puppies and this ends very differently.

So who are these wonderful parents? Well the woman who shot the video is named Jessica Jiminez. Ironically she posted this video thinking everyone would support her. As you can see, she is very happy person with an exceptionally strong selfie game:

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If that isn’t the face of a person whose home is filled with leather bound books, then I don’t know what is. Here are some of the brilliant things she’s had to say on the comments of her video:

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Does anyone in this city know how to spell? She just made the chinese buffet rant seem like Dostoyovsky wrote it. I mean, how the hell do these people graduate from second grade? The bis? She wrote that TWICE!! Are these people at all vaguely familiar with the concept of a period, or maybe even a comma? I don’t wanna be a grammar Nazi, but I just don’t for the life of me understand how anyone who writes like this can survive on their own.

Then there was this gem:

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Good Lord. Hopefully you our not a high school graduate Jessica Jimenez. I could go on and on with all the things she posted, but it will just give you a headache. Let’s look at what her genius friends and supporters on Facebook had to say about the video:

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 2.36.04 PMWell, April Melendez sounds like a great Mom!! Because everyone knows that the best parents are the ones who brag about how they hypothetically would’ve kicked the bus driver’s ass in front of their five year old child. Nothing traumatic about that at all!! If this isn’t the face of a Mom who is saving for her kids to go to college…


then I don’t know what is.

According to April’s Faebook she graduated from South High in 1995. Obviously her diploma is paying dividends.. Here’s the thing – if she graduate in 1995, that would make her about 37. And there is absolutely nothing about this face that says “37” or “high school diploma”:


I’ve never met April before but I will bet my horse ranch in Nantucket on one thing – she’s got a pack of Newports in her back pocket as we speak.

Jessica Jimenez’ video brought out more of her parent friends from the neighborhood gardening club:

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Gedude Pierce is a professional badass. He will totally kick your ass if you try to harm his kid by making them stay on a school bus. You think a little stroke is gonna stop him from beating the shit out of a female bus driver? Think again. This right here is the image of a stone-faced killer


I hate to say it Gedude, but if I was a bus driver and I saw you waiting outside of the bus for little children got off, I would probably close the door too. No offense, but you look like the the dude from every Amber alert ever.

And Leona Martinez – what can you say about her? She seems…….nice….

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Then the ultimate Patriot Billy Leger chimed in:

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Yea you pansies!! Why didn’t any of you do your patriotic duty and beat the shit out of the bus driver with the door?? You call that parenting? None of you are even real patriots if you wouldn’t beat the shit out of a bus driver with a door in front of your three kids. Luckily for America, the second amendment allows rational human beings like Billy Leger to arm themselves to the teeth with an arsenal of weaponry:



Then Missy Doyle made her entrance. In the Vernon Hill circle of friends, they refer to her as “the smart one.” She’s even figured out the complex rules involving periods and capitalization!!

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Yea, these poor kids are gonna be traumatized and it’s all the bus driver’s fault. NONE OF THIS trauma is going to be a result of watching their parents yell vulgarities at their bus driver, break in the emergency exit, and then beat the shit out of said bus driver.

Missy Doyle is also VERY high profile:

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She’s got PLENTY of news contacts. She’s a regular Katie Couric after all. She even met Kevin Shea one time. And clearly she has a firm grasp of the law too. Because anyone who watched that video realizes those kids were in grave danger before the parents stormed the bus and beat the shit out of the driver. If they call the police they will definitely charge the driver with child endangerment. Definitely.

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Yea, those kids were literally about to die. Thank God the parents got there in the nick of time to smash all those bus windows which were clearly open the entire duration of the video. Hey Missy, just a thought – maybe if the parents had just followed procedure the kids would’ve been off the bus 15 minutes before that? Nah fuck that. The parents couldn’t have possibly acted any differently.

Missy Doyle was determined to get to the bottom of this though:

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 2.49.27 PMI don’t “no” either Jessica. Don’t worry though, Missy Doyle is on the case!! And remember, if you’re one of the people who think the parents were in the right, at least you’re in good company with these winners:

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Yea, the bus driver clearly was due for an ass kicking. Kick her ass Sea Bass!! Because that’s how normal, civilized human beings handle disputes. Kids are definitely better off in the hands of parents like Derek who throw down first and ask questions later. If you don’t think this guy is fit to be a father

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then you need to get your ass beat!! I wish I had a Dad who threatened to kick people’s ass on Facebook, never smiled for fear of not coming across as a bad ass, and dressed like a 15 year old emulating hip hop culture. Instead I was stuck with some lame guy who did dumb shit, like read to me and go to parent teacher conferences.

Oh yea, and did we mention that this guy probably shouldn’t go anywhere near school buses since he’s a level 3 sex offender?

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Thank God people like him are around to keep bus driver’s in line!!

And Jenna Scott seems….nice. Sure she can’t spell and has a mouth like a trucker, but who has time to learn how to read and write when they’re perfecting their selfie game like a champ?

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Keep doing you girlfriend!!

Last but not least is Jessica’s baby daddy Kris Leduc. Together he and Jessica are one of the happiest couples you will ever see:


As you can tell from the picture, Kris Leduc is a learned scholar. High school for him just wasn’t challenging enough so he went a different route:

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Clearly it paid off, because his grasp of the English language is second to none:

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I count six separate sentences in that post, including one that says “I’m always nice.” Which we already could tell because of pictures like this:


This upstanding individual is clearly fit to reproduce. Thank God he’s raising a new generation of children!! Just like a lot of you, Kris could only sit back and laugh at some of the comments about this whole situation:

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Totally. And none of those stupid comments are coming from Kris or the really, really smart parents we’ve met so far in this blog.

You know who the big loser is in all of this? Teachers. God bless you people. I don’t think there’s a profession I respect more than teachers. You know why? Because you couldn’t pay me enough to be one. When these kids don’t pass the standardized test at the end of the year who gets blamed? The dignified parents from the Vernon Hill book club? Nope. Not their fault. It’s all the teacher’s fault. Sure they only have them for a relatively small fraction of their lives. Sure they are being raised by illiterate boobs who have raised them on a steady diet of Freshway Pizza and Wings over Worcester. But if the teachers can’t perform magic and get them to read on grade level (AKA read and write better than their parents), then it’s the teacher’s fault, and the teacher’s fault ALONE.

One last thing. These parents do not represent the population of Vernon Hill as a whole. Most people from Vernon Hill are good, hard-working people who are just trying to make ends meet. Many people in that video had nothing to do with the bus siege. Had someone attempted to stop this mob they probably would’ve gotten their ass beat too. It’s not the neighborhood necessarily that is bad – it’s these specific people. You don’t hear about the nice family of five who lives on the second floor of an apartment that teaches values to their children, who then go on to become productive members of society. Because they’re quiet and in the background. You see people like this. These bus raiders do not represent Worcester or Vernon Hill. They represent themselves, and they embarrass the rest of us.

However, one thing I know about living in Worcester is this. There will be plenty of more material for blogs like this as time goes on. Keep doing you Worcester. Keep doing you!!

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  • Kris leduc
    September 30, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Yeah use pictures from me partying ten years ago and jess is blind she has a hard time on social media and I’m not the baby daddy but I do work every day to support him now I can’t stick up for everyone lol including the driver but parents can’t act like that half of the people who are mentioned are not parents of children on that buss I enjoy your site and your right my spelling was off but getting on a blind person for that is pathetic

    • dowen0895
      Dick Scratcher
      May 1, 2019 at 8:45 am

      Hey Kris, sorry this “Fuck off!” is a bit late. I should have posted it 18 months ago.

      Now, fuck off!

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    I have a news flash for you people. I still live on Vernon Hill and what I see go on EVERY day would amaze you. In the past 3 months there have been 6 shootings, a stabbing, and 12 OD deaths from bad heroin. They deal on the corner of my street in broad daylight. Druggie stands on the corner, dealer drives up in his tricked out Beamer, deal goes down, dealer drives off, druggie walks away. Happens at least 10 times a day. The yelling screaming swearing and fighting in the street starts at about midnight and goes on until 2 or 3 AM OR until Worcester’s finest arrive on the scene. I had one Rhodes Scholar bound teen member of the Providence St. Posse ask me who the f@#%$K I thought I was looking at and offer to cap my motherf@43king ass for looking at him walking up the hill at 2:30AM while I was taking my trash out. He ended up out cold in my trash with a couple of bags on top of him for good measure. I may be 65 years old but NOBODY threatens me and gets to simply walk away. I’ve lived on Vernon Hill since 1978 and it USED TO BE a nice neighborhood. Now it’s filled with single welfare moms living with their baby daddies, 1 to 30 year old SSI and SSD recipients, section 8 housing families, and flat out low life scum, trash, druggies and dealers, and assorted criminals and animals! Don’t give me and BS about these people being upstanding citizens just trying to get by. They’re the leeches and dregs of society scamming the system any way they can so they don’t have to lift a finger to help themselves, and they’re raising their children to aspire to becoming welfare, SSI, or SSDI recipients without any regard for anyone or anything but themselves. If you don’t believe it I have an apartment for rent. (It’s empty because NOBODY wants to move into this neighborhood if they don’t have to, and those that do want to either don’t believe in paying their rent on aren’t fit to live in anything more that a barn, pen, or sty.) Come live here on Vernon Hill for a few months and you’ll get the full flavor and experience firsthand. Like the 3 year old who was out on the porch roof ripping shingles off and trying to throw them at passing cars while his mommy was OD on the couch with a needle in her arm. If you’re lucky you’ll sleep through the gunshots at 3AM or the screaming and swearing that starts at midnight, and you won’t have to move because some decent hard working welfare recipient just had to light up your building because they wanted to go to the top of the list for better housing. Elitist my ass! . .

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  • Josiena
    September 10, 2014 at 11:26 am

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      September 11, 2014 at 10:04 am

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  • Wikid smaht an goood righta and spellerer
    September 8, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    People….its a blog….seriously. Lighten up Francis. TB did some good investigating locating some of these upstanding citizens and parents posts/pictures on Facebook. I would say that at first glance (and that’s all I need), I would agree with his assessment of these fine individuals. Instead of bitching about who is judging who or “he must not be a parent”, elitism, take this pic down, yada yada yada, why don’t you say what you would have done instead? Maybe a little constructive criticism may be in order, hug everyone or beat them with a bus door? Lets hear it!

    I will say if I was the bus driver, I would have drove my bus all through the town, right back to school. There is no way I would let an adult get on the bus in attempt to extract a child. Let the fuzz and the principals wort that mess out.

    Call me a simple guy, old fashioned maybe, but can anyone provide some insight on why these parents with the “my child is an honor student” and soccer ball bumper stickers aren’t weighing in on what they tried to do to help alleviate some confusion and deescalate the situation? Did these parents offer the bus driver any help?

    Maybe there could have been a halfwit there that could have ask all the other parents how many K kids they are waiting for….like maybe give a total?…there could have been 4 kids on the bus that needed to get off first or none, who knows? Either way it looks like math, teamwork and common sense have somehow eluded these parents of the year….they must have left those core competencies at their workplace…..riiiiight.

    With K through 6 grade kids on the bus, are you telling me that there wasn’t one kid that spoke up for the little ones? The parents must be soooo proud….these kids are our future, its all about them you know.

    and WPD…when were they called? What is the response time to Vernon Hill from Kelley Sq or Millbury St? I am not dogging them, I am just curious about the response time and priority with a bus of little kids. There was some talk on the video about calling the police, if they did at that point which it looks like a woman was on her phone shortly thereafter, then that is extremely disappointing response time.

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  • Colleen
    September 7, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Halfway through reading the comments people were writing in response to the whole debacle, my brain started to hurt. I have an actual headache now. Time to go recharge my brain cells and read a book

  • Jullian Phillips
    September 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    These parents are the same as the stupid idiots on Hardcore Pawn who walk in and demand a refund without producing a receipt for said item(s) or fail to read the receipt about the maturity date (date the receipt becomes invalid for returns). However, IMO, the bus driver was at fault for raising the windows up (on a hot day) when the parents started swearing. Was she thinking that it was far better for the kids to start sweltering in the heat versus hearing their parents swear? Note to bus driver: the kids already hear all of that at home.

    • September 7, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      And that is why Pawn Stars does better than Hardcore Pawn. All class, no trash.

  • September 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    This article reeks of classism and cultural snobbery and is written by a guy whom obviously doesn’t have children, or at the very least has a wife home that probably makes all of the scheduling sacrifices herself so he can, IDK postulate about things he knows nothing about. The idea that obviously none of these folks have jobs, how else could they be picking up their kids at 3 in the afternoon, is just one example of how he is just talking out his ass. Who else is going to pick them up off the school bus? I suppose at 5 years old- fuck it- mommy has to work they can walk themselves home. I graduated college summa cum laude and had to work as a cocktail waitress nights and weekends because child care was so ridiculously unaffordable I had no alternative, I needed to be there after their half day of kindergarten. I also lived in the worse tenement in Quincy where sure- when I moved there felt totally humiliated that I had to live among such trash- until I realized the majority of the folks were folks just like me- just struggling to do the best we could- and who mostly didn”t have advantages that I did like really good schools and then a college education. Does this guy really think that if these folks no longer had an Iphone that all of a sudden their kids would be in better schools and they would have access to better jobs??? And I bet none of my fine affluent friends take selfies. lol What a tard. I have more…

    • Woodiculous
      September 7, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Michelle Brown Needless Thridnameprentension

      How many school buses did you storm in Quincy so that you weren’t forced to wait 3 extra minutes for kindergartner parents to get their kids off the bus before yours?

    • Katie
      September 7, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Agreed — the situation got very out of hand, but there’s no need to shame the parents by making fun of how they present themselves on facebook. Get any group of parents together, give them any slight reason to freak out about the safety of their kids, and watch the resulting mob mentality. I feel bad for everyone who was there (kids, parents, bus driver).

      • Michaela Connell
        September 10, 2014 at 10:08 am

        Most parents deal with situations like adults. That was not the case. They were acting like wild animals. Way to go Worcester!! I feel bad for everyone involved also. The police for having to deal with such nonsense the parents for obviously not being taught to be examples for their children and to those poor children who will now grow up to act like the parents and not solve their issues logically and productively. It’s a vicious cycle. It’s so sad.

        • Michaela Connell
          September 10, 2014 at 10:09 am

          And the poor bus driver, if those kids are anything like their parents, god bless that woman.

    • Dlam
      September 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      I’d hate to say it, but working in the service industry that deals with customers in that area has shown me that the vast majority of those people have serious attitude issues…

    • Cailin
      September 9, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Right, calling someone a “tard” is much classier than offering views on a discussion from a “classist” point of view. Despite what you think about the situation, what he is trying to say is that these parents were in the wrong, and they are the sole reason that this situation escalated into such a shit storm. Nobody gives a fuck whether they graduated summa cum laude from a college or not, they still acted in an extremely immature and irresponsible way. It isn’t “cultural snobbery,” it’s the truth. These people are everything that is wrong with Worcester, they don’t want to work, they’re uneducated and ignorant; simply put, they are complete trash. It really does concern me that they are able to reproduce. Unfortunately, while I need to go to work every day to pay for their food stamps and government assisted housing, they get to have all the fun and beat the tar out of someone who is trying to do their job, which is clearly a foreign concept for them.

      • Chuck U Farley
        September 10, 2014 at 11:26 am

        If you make $50,000 yr, ten cents a day goes to welfare. That seems like a small price to pay to help all the people that can’t help themselves, no?

        • C
          September 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm

          Yup I don’t want to pay one cent a day for an able bodied person to collect welfare because they make poor life choices and don’t know how to use the FREE Clinic

        • Aretha Kharasqah
          September 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm

          I live in Worcester and Im a school bus driver. I have no problem helping the disabled or elderly but a big problem financing folks who are too stupid to practice safe sex and are just plain ghetto assed. I also have a big issue giving free benefits to foriegners. This bus driver was doing her job and anyone acting the way these prents did in front of children are ignorant and trashy. I deal with these issues dailey and apples dont fall far from trees.

  • Armand
    September 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    “G-H-E-T-T-O”…This is exactly why I moved out of Worcester more than 20 years ago. I knew it was never going to change or get any better than this. My parents felt ‘forced’ to sell their income property on Grafton Hill because the prospects of finding decent people to rent declined tenfold. Who the he’ll would want to live around such trash; such desperate low-lifes who squandered their prospects for a decent future for a nickel bag of crack. Good luck to you all.

  • September 7, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Great post, yes, but comments are even better. What a ferocious battle! Who doesn’t love all-out class warfare, with the guns of sarcasm blazing, return volleys of idiocy wiping out opponents, and unearthing diamonds of expression along the way! It’s a treasure trove for a foreigner. “Allkinda” al-Qaeda is destined to become a powerful meme, surely.

    I understand much better now how George Bush Jr. got elected.

    Thank you.

    • September 7, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Insufferable arrogance or dogmatic elitism notwithstanding, satire exists to make you laugh. I’m not a fan of the intent, but you should know the Allkinda comments below were totally a parody. The people who failed to understand this, including you, seem to act out of a giddily eager desire to believe yourselves superior to the average that sweeps away the very credibility you believe to be your pride. AKA, the more eager you are to believe other people are not as smart as you, the more likely you are to miss a crucial sarcastic element and make yourself look like the very dumbass you think you are not.

      • September 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm

        “You should know the Allkinda comments below were totally a parody” – as, I guess, was the “literat” lady (aka “classy ho”), and I have no problem with that. I am not critising anyone, not taking sides, just enjoying the show, new words, expressions, and concepts, to which you (thank you for that) make a valuable addition.

        Let me add “nukes of self-righteousness” to my description of what is happening here.

        My god, I am sure there are more people who are smarter than me out there. I couldn’t even begin to imagine “allkinda”.

        • September 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm

          Sorry, artmoscow. We’re still a little sensitive about Bush, I guess.

  • September 7, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Well as a bus driver i am appalled by the actions of the parents(if that’s what you want to call them) . I have responsibility over all my kids and i do love each and every one of them. We have to make it a point to work with the parents even if it’s a difference of opinion. As stuff like this happens less people will want to drive a bus and will cause even more grief when that parent will have to drive them to school. I have to go through drug and alcohol test, then a d.o.t. physical,then they are fingerprinting us.we the diver only get payed by the run .We can’t do what the parent did to the busdriver ,but if this stuff keeps happening they will allow driver to carry guns. It’s just not right.where are the driver’s rights.

  • jill
    September 7, 2014 at 10:24 am

    And about the video being taped horizontally , they probably can’t get it vertically on a welfare phone

    • September 7, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Welfare phone?? Most of those parents have better phones than I do!! And I work 43 hours a week so they can stay home and get handouts. So to them I say, “you’re welcome!”

      • Joey G
        September 8, 2014 at 8:43 am

        Is this the Boston Herald message board??? Shouldn’t you be complaining about police overtime, too?

      • Chuck U Farley
        September 10, 2014 at 11:36 am

        Why did you just quote yourself?

  • Renee Lofing
    September 7, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I lived in Worcester as a kid, until 7th grade, this doesn’t surprise me. I live in Kansas now and I drive a school bus, this video is so disturbing. I really can not imagine this behavior happening here, people just don’t act that way. Who do these idiots think they are? I really wish someone could intervene, on behalf of these children, stopping the cycle of ignorance and idiocy!

  • William
    September 7, 2014 at 7:59 am

    You sound like a racist hater to me hope your kids get held hostage by a perv bus driver it’s not about acting like a wussy and not do nothing if we think our kids are in danger hell no you guys keep asking for it do us a a favor and don’t even come to our city with your country hay picking well water drinking but sniffers act as if we’re just going to act like wussys I’m proud of the parents

    • September 7, 2014 at 8:18 am

      lol the only thing that mad those children unsafe were their parents!!! they should all be charged with endangerment!!

    • steve
      September 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      Shut the Fuck up, bitch

    • Sheila
      September 8, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Oh look, a Rhodes Scholar right here….

    • cat
      September 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Seriously? If you were driving that bus, would you let kids out into that screaming mob? What about the other kids on that bus who didn’t get off at that stop? Where do you get perv?? I think you are reflecting yourself if you think the bus driver is a pervert for trying to keep these kids safe. Anyone there could have walked away with a kid that wasn’t theirs, and these freaks don’t understand that. Also, Please learn how to use punctuation.

    • Fattydaddy
      September 8, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this post is now dumber for having read it.

    • Cailin
      September 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      “Racist hater.” As in, he hates racists? Or that he is a racist? Hate to break it to ya, buddy, but the majority of these people are white. Don’t try to play the race card when it’s not even part of the game.

      I’ll also have you know that my dad is the complete opposite of a “wussy”, but in this situation I never would have seen him acting like such a hood rat. Do yourself a favor and get off of the internet and read a fucking book.

      P.S. Well water is delicious.

      • Chuck U Farley
        September 10, 2014 at 11:44 am

        Well water make you smell like a rotten egg.

    • Ramona
      September 10, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      I found this video disturbing but the bias writing quite humuorous. It’s a blog post, so of course there’s some bias opinions (commentary about welfare, the sarcasm and stereotypes). However, as a parent of an 8 year old and high school English teacher, I must say that ignorance simply allows individuals to behave recklessly and foolishly. It is apparent that these parents did not know and still don’t understand the protocol. Yes, I see how watching your child cry can be heart wrenching- every parent can empathize, but there is a lack of problem solving skills as well as the ability to model appropriate behavior. They could have done a number of legal things: call the bus company, as they can radio the driver to determine the issue and then explain it to you; call AND wait for the police or other assistance; or pick your child up from the school as opposed to a stop-I am from CT, so I don’t know much about the area but it appeared to be an urban area, so is the school really that far?

      So now that the incident has happened, it is unclear how these individuals still haven’t researched or investigated the protocol. That would prevent any further ignorance in the form of extremely poor spelling and grammar.

  • Chris R.
    September 7, 2014 at 4:16 am

    I don’t care about their financial status. I don’t care about what city they live in. All I know is how these people acted; completely unreasonable, immature, violent, irresponsible, foolish etc.
    It tells you everything you need to know about the kind of people they are the society. The children were on a school bus. The bus wasn’t going anywhere. Even if it was, how far would it get? There was absolutely no reason these selfish, impatient, morons should have reacted in this manner. This bus driver wasn’t an ISIS terrorist getting ready to crash this bus into city hall. Have some patience, find out what the hold up is, then handle it maturely and appropriately so that these children learn the adult way to solve a problem. I guess that’s too much to ask in today’s society.

  • joe
    September 7, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Don’t you have anything better to do than write an article about this… Seriously… With all that is going on around the world you choose to write an article on this…. Pathetic

    • Jasmine
      September 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

      And you chose to read it, Joe? Who exactly is the pathetic one?

      • Z
        September 7, 2014 at 9:17 pm

        And comment on it.

  • nyro
    September 6, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you for this. Every time I have to walk through Worcester, I feel fucking sick. I wish none of these people existed. Fucking wastes of space and air.

    • nyro
      September 6, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      And the saddest part is, none of those kids have any hope of not becoming just like them.

    • September 7, 2014 at 12:31 am

      We call that “prejudice” at university. Feel better soon!

      • September 7, 2014 at 1:49 am

        Dude, there’s this website called “Deadspin.” You’d love it there.

        • Drew Magary
          September 7, 2014 at 6:01 am

          Leave us out of this.

  • September 6, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Yeah, if you don’t take that dudes picture down u hate america. He foght in Iraq war, he be real. Why u hate america? Maybe u be allkidda. U can’t put pics up of milllitary people cause they be hero’s. Firemen too. But not police. Police be buggin.

    • Wabbitt
      September 6, 2014 at 8:06 pm


      Right here.

      This is the greatest comment I have ever seen in my life. Turtleboy has hit the big time, because some illiterate, probably Fox News watching, piece of garbage compared him to terrorists. Because he’s totally in allkidda!

      • September 6, 2014 at 9:10 pm

        I ain’t watchin no porn. I’m a classy ho. And case you can’t read you knowI’m literat. You the one on here callin people garbage. Who u think you are?

        • September 7, 2014 at 12:25 am

          I think you did describing yourself as a “classy ho”. For future reference it is “literate” sweet cheeks,

        • Ramona
          September 10, 2014 at 9:43 pm

          There is a spell check on most, if not, all devices. How is it that you still managed to write a comment that would convince most that you are indeed illiterate.

      • September 6, 2014 at 11:44 pm

        I am 99% convinced that his post is a joke and he’s on our side.

        • Wabbitt
          September 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm

          But dat 1% tho…

        • September 7, 2014 at 1:43 am

          Like I said I ain’t no guy u turtleboy

        • prizio
          September 10, 2014 at 2:49 am

          You are so out of touch it sickens me, take down the pics you stole and had no rights to post and your opinion on the bus incident or I will take matters into my own hands to do so, you know who is Worcester?.. You are. Ohhh you saw a video that was manipulated, stole pics of people and posted them for all to see also, wow you must be very desperate for attention, probably some Becker college nerd that jerks off all day to porn, just speculating..you did..no harm , right? 😉 lol .turtle boy, are you a mutant ninja turtle or a candy? Lol. Hit the books, get good grades so mommy and daddy can upgrade your car next year, wouldn’t want to disappoint. Wow, can’t believe I just wasted this much time on this, time to go take my brain out and scrub it clean from your non sense, ick feel grimy now.

          • Cicero
            September 10, 2014 at 5:55 am

            Another MENSA candidate. At least he can use punctuation. He must be the reprobate gang’s PR flack. Still cannot fathom that the public photos posted publicly by people for other people to see publicly are now public, though.

          • Chuck U Farley
            September 10, 2014 at 11:49 am

            You shouldn’t have wasted the hour of your life writing that. It’s just not worth it.

          • liz
            September 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm

            He didnt “steal” the pictures….anything you post on facebook becomes public property. ..just saying….

      • Pshhhh
        September 7, 2014 at 10:33 am

        And it was only 6:51pm…buggin

  • Nick
    September 6, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Yeah that’s so Worcester. Obviously Dorchester, the Bronx, or any other inner city in the country don’t have people like this.

  • September 6, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I love you! This is the best way to describe the whole ordeal and all the welfare parents in Worcester. I hated living in Worcester due to all of these ratchet mofos. I loved this article and the hell with all of the people hating on you right now. You are the best! Keep the good writings coming!

  • inhonorofawarveteran
    September 6, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Since the person who wrote this article has so much to say. Why is there a photo of a family member of mine included on here? When he had nothing to do with any of this. He did not comment or was at the scene of the incident. He is the man in the photo with Missy. He is also is a war veteran who fought in the Iraq war. With that being said I also ask in honor of a war veteran who served his country and had absolutely nothing to do with any of this, I ask that his photo be removed immediately.

    • Missy
      September 6, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Or just remove the picture (or at least crop him out) because he had NOTHING to do with any of this. At least have the decency not to post pictures of people not involved. That’s uncalled for.

      • Wabbitt
        September 6, 2014 at 8:08 pm

        Or, perhaps, calm the fuck down, since the picture used is YOUR Facebook profile picture.

        • Missy
          September 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm

          Exactly! MY picture. I didn’t even object to it being used. But it is not right to include pictures of people not involved. Crop it. What’s wrong with that. It’s not hard to do.

          • Wabbitt
            September 6, 2014 at 8:45 pm

            Except that, the only people even mentioning the guy are you and the other guy in the comments bitching about it. The rest of us paid absolutely no mind to your husband/boyfriend/whatever. Mainly because he’s not making any publicly available comments about the situation.

            His only worry should be looking bad by association.

    • September 7, 2014 at 7:04 am

      Lol you a riot

    • September 7, 2014 at 7:13 am

      Go fight a bigger cause your family member decide to open her mouth, expect the back lash.

  • Sean Mac
    September 6, 2014 at 6:02 pm


  • September 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I have to say this was a very insightful blog. I for one am part of a line of school bus drivers and city drivers & have to agree WTF would she have wanted to drive off with THE DEVILS SPAWNS OF WORCESTER. When I rode the buses; I have to say the crazy student / ppl that were on there needed to have their asses beat. But then again what do u really expect for children / demons for a better choice of words; when they are just replicas of there DEMON ASS PARENTS!
    I for one am born & raised in BROOKLYN, NY & have never encountered anything as ridiculous as this!
    How’s about you lazy ass retards get the hell up off your asses and get a J-O-B and stop making a career of being a welfare recipient! But then again why would you if life is just being handle to you on a platter. I mean god forbid you actually GET a job and teach your DEMON SPAWNS the REAL VALUE OF A FAMILY, A RESPECTFUL JOB OR BEING PROUD OF BEING A HARD WORKING CITIZEN OF THE WORKING CLASS! Of course not.
    Let’s teach our children / your DEMON SPAWNS that it’s OK to sit on their lazy ass & wait for the WORKING CLASS & GOV’T TO SUPPORT THEM! O by the way cellphones are now equipped with AUTOCORRECT! Plz enable it so you can only look like an idiot not sound like one.

    • prizio
      September 6, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      What a “speculation” my 2 children were there, they receive academic awards every semester. And have a very supportive, healthy home environment,along with both parents being employed. B.t.w classy language you chose, let me guess you were merely trying to “pretend” to be Worcester, to relate? That in itself makes me laugh honestly.

      • cat
        September 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm

        How are your kids faring after this insanity? Nothing traumatizes kids more than seeing parents freaking out and telling them they are being kidnapped, which obviously wasn’t the case here.

        • Fattydaddy
          September 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm

          I don’t think the kids are traumatized, I relate it to a mother bird teaching the fledglings to fly only in this case the mother birds teach their children how to transition into a life of entitlement. The word ‘Respect’ alone has all but disappeared from this group of EBT Disciples. A Puerto Rican Grandmother of about 40 once told her grandchildren who attended North High : “You go to the SSI office and the stupider you act the more money you get”; you see everyone these poor people all have the learning disabilities which prevent them from working. Transitional Assistance should be renamed: Enduring Assistance.

  • hupro
    September 6, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    This post was funny and true, the parents should have calmed down. The parents should have thought of their action, before hand. Or, maybe they didn’t care.
    But, your post was boring, with judging these individuals! You’re just like these parents, by stooping to their level and degrading them! I think you sound gross. You obviously aren’t a parent, because you wouldn’t be teaching your kids to judge people according to their looks, how they spelled, how much money they made, how they were raised and the list goes on and on.
    I just had this type of, “cyber bullying,” happen to me, yesterday. A person made me out to be horrible, because SHE sold me a horse saddle that is defective, but is pressing charges, because I won’t pay for it. But, it isn’t in working condition and wasn’t, when she handed (he mother handed) it to me. The horse community, where I live, HATE me, now, because they think I just didn’t pay for the saddle. They found pictures, called me,”ugly,” a “skank,” and were bashing me left and right. You went to far with ripping each person up! That’s why the World is the way it is, today!

    • Cailin
      September 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      If you listen closely, you might be able to hear everyone that gives a shit about your horse saddle.

      You just need to stop talking first.

    • Chuck U Farley
      September 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      You live in a community of horses?

  • none of your buisness
    September 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    we as people shoould not be shitting on eachother we should stand up to the real problem which is the government but we’re to interested in stuff like this which is just a distraction from the real problems. you wanna rant, rant about how the government is destroying a beautiful country that used to be one of the greatest in the world. thats what grinds my gears.

    • September 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      You’ve definitely never voted.

      • True
        September 7, 2014 at 5:29 am


  • September 6, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    First, I ain’t no guy. And last I ain’t no spelling winner that don’t make you better

    • none of your buisness
      September 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      who’s claiming to be better? it’s not a race to see whose the better man. im just saying just cause some one may be a douce bag doesn’t mean they collect welfare. i agree with alot you say. i just think it was a little harsh for not knowing anything about these people and if they really wanted they could prolly could sue you for slander. but who knows, maybe they aint smart enough to think of that.

      • Chuck U Farley
        September 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

        You mean libel. Slander is something different.

  • none of your buisness
    September 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    you need to spell check your own writing as well guy. you seem to do alot of criticizing for some one who made just as much or more spelling errors. i mean these people did make alot of dumb mistakes, but who the hell are you to put anyone down? im sure you’re just as dumb as everyone else. im sure if it was your child on that bus you would have reacted the same way. i mean i think these parents are retarded as well but your not making anything better yourself.

    • Chuck U Farley
      September 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      *you’re not making anything better…

  • Christina Leona Rodregez
    September 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I ain’t even put my kids in sckool cuz of dis shit. Niko ain’t potty trained n he be 7. I be beatin dis ignint bitch bus driver. She gon steal them kids n then who knows. Maybe she drive the bus and sell dem kids into sex slavery or make em build toys in China.

    Woosta representin. I be woosta 4life

    • Cailin
      September 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      I can’t tell if you’re an idiot or a genius. I’m leaning towards genius. Well done, sir, well done. You so 508.

  • September 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    What a great blog… well done!

  • Brandon
    September 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Man why didn’t you post pictures of yourself. I agree with you on a lot of things you said but in the heat of the moment all people in this world can over react and do things they might regret later. I actually feel dumber for reading your post. I have a college degree and come from a wealthy family. Your post was nothing but judgement comments against a lower social class than your self I assume. What I’ve come to learn over the course of my life is that people like your self that just judge other peoples faults are usually the most miserable people alive behind close doors but act like everything is perfect and amazing in public or on social networks. I bet these same people you insult & judge because of there neighborhood, there social status economically, and there looks are actually happier than you are. Only god can judge people not you buddy. You need to seriously look in the mirror and make a change to yourself before you ever speak about another person again. I have a elevator in my house but that doesn’t make me better than a person struggling on welfare and food stamps. Should these parents have handled this situation different, yes of course they should have looking back. But I don’t know who made you God and gave you the power to judge people you don’t even know from a 8-10 minute video of one day and one situation in a persons entire life. Trust me stop judging people and you will become a much happier person. That not your job and up to you. Also start looking for positive things in people instead of the negative things. Some of the oldest saying are the best sayings for a reason, IF YOU DONT HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY ABOUT SOMEONE THEN DONT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!!! Now I’m finished and I can’t believe I read something as ignorant as this article.

    • none of your buisness
      September 6, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      glad to see there is still some compassion left in this world. i completely agree with everything you said

    • Max
      September 6, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      You have a college education? Wow. It’s difficult to take your comments seriously when you can’t spell, use proper grammar or proper punctuation. You criticize the author for calling out ignorance, all the while demonstrating yours. Maybe next time, you should draft your comments in Word and let the program help you.

    • Wabbitt
      September 6, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      “If you don’t have nothing nice to say.”

      Which college did you say you attended?

    • Suzie
      September 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Wow! Wrong quotes, poor grammar, poor punctuation, your wealthy parents really got ripped off with regard to your college education. Advice, please don’t misquote Thumper’s father ever again.

    • September 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Love this comment.

      • September 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm


        • September 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm

          Sorry, I meant @Brandon, love your comment. Couldn’t agree more.

    • September 8, 2014 at 7:50 am

      It’s “their” not “there”…

  • Amy
    September 6, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    In this case the parents were at fault. The language used was totally uncalled for. I as a parent would always bring my kids to school and pick them up from school. It is our job as parents to protect our children from these situations. This was rediculous and hope the right measures are taken to have this not happen again.

  • September 6, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    1) You shouldn’t have posted that picture of girl who comments that if she were in elementary school she would have attacked the driver. You shouldn’t have posted her comments or her picture. She’s a kid. That’s super creepy.

    2) The situation you describe, where a group of parents beats up a bus-driver, didn’t happen. According to the sources you yourself quote, a 16-year-old punched the bus-driver. Not sure where your mob-beat-down fantasy comes from. But you can tell the difference between your imagination and the real world, can’t you?

    3) I get that you’re pissed off on behalf of the bus driver, and I get that the situation was easily preventable. But seriously, what makes these parents so far beneath you that a picture of their faces earns the kinds of comments you’ve made? You’ve said, in essence, that you would have made these judgments had you seen these people walking down the street, regardless of anything good or bad they may have done in their lives. Ok, it’s an impoverished neighborhood, we get it – you feel so secure and entitled that you know for sure exactly what is going in on all of these people’s lives and what their kids are going to be like when they grow up, and you’re positive that come what may in your life you’ll never be at their crap level of existence. You know for certain that they’re all on government assistance and bad with money and unemployed, and because you have kids and have never overreacted to the actions of anyone in control of them – teacher, coach, principal, instructor, bus-driver, grandparent, ex-spouse, etc. – that gives you the right to judge these individuals as worthless. Your supportive and loving parents certainly never could have exchanged angry words with a teacher of yours in the course of your academic career. Middle-class parents don’t ever get into loud confrontations with school administrators or threaten to try and have people fired when the services they rely on fail to meet expectations. This just doesn’t happen.

    4) I’m sorry that you’re so bored in your own life that you find it amusing to judge and ridicule total strangers at exhaustive length on your blog. Here’s an idea, though – if you’re so pissed off at the way things are going in Worcester right now, and you have that much time to rant about it, perhaps you can find it in you to invest your time in something useful? Join a big brothers program to mentor kids with sub-par parents, become a foster parent, start a company that pays a living wage and locate it downtown, do SOMETHING to solve the problems you’re so freaking smug about. Otherwise you’re just a troll, at best, and at worst you’re a sadist. Get a life.

    • Keith
      September 6, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Wow, pathetic. Why did you even bother to leave a comment? You just made yourself look completely ridiculous, stupid and idiotic as the parents profiled in the post by doing the same thing as the person who wrote the post. And I doubt you even watched the video. The only saving grace was that at least you can write. Pity that you cannot see what an imbecile you are.

      • September 6, 2014 at 11:57 pm

        “Why did you even bother to leave a comment?”
        Because I do not believe in letting prejudice go unchallenged.

        Thank you for appreciating my ability to write.

        I wonder what your comment was intended to accomplish? I get that you are angry, but – why?

    • Max
      September 6, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      If you know anything about this blog, you know that it is bitingly sarcastic pretty much all of the time. You don’t have to read it.

      If there was one rational person among this mob of parents, this situation would have been diffused without incident. That this bus driver felt the need to control the situation, given the neighborhood she was driving in, says a lot about the reputation and composition of the residents. Once she made the decision to shut the door, she was forced into an impossible defensive position, and I don’t know what I would have done in the same predicament.
      It is unfortunate that Worcester’s finest took so long to arrive to assist the bus driver. She was clearly frightenened, and there was clearly an escalating mob of people there.
      The amount of profanity shouted from both the parents and the other children around the bus shows the parents’ inability to express themselves or control themselves in any civilized way. Just the fact that the parents had the children opening the emergency door shows their total ignorance—having children leap off of a stationary bus into the street for no reason other than parental impatience.
      The author was only highlighting photos/comments that were actually made by these ignorant people–he didn’t make them post the photos or make the comments.

      • September 6, 2014 at 11:45 pm

        I’d think a blog beloved for its biting sarcasm could tolerate a touch of biting criticism in its comments section. You don’t have to read the comments. However, I’m glad that you did. I’m also glad for the opportunity to call out the blog’s author at the cheap-shots he takes at Worcester. Regardless of how I disagree with the content, I am glad for an opportunity to respond in a visible way to an attitude that insidiously damages the community.

        The bus-drivers position is certainly understandable, and there is no justifying the vitriol she had to tolerate from parents, but if profane language use is the standard of a person’s inability to expression, self-control or civilization, then in all consistent judgment we must condemn this blog’s author as unable to express himself or control himself in a civilized way.

        The author was not just “highlighting” content posted freely to his blog. He in fact makes up the most extraordinary content, referring in the title and in several other places to parents beating the shit out of the bus-driver, which – importantly – never happened! One teenager punched the bus-driver and was duly arrested. Our blogger has taken pictures, including that of a young girl (super-creepy!!), and captioned them with such self-satisfied, bigoted rhetoric as, “I challenge you to show me someone who is more destined for success than she is,” and “Show me someone who is better equipped to give you legal advice than this woman.” Clearly he is ok with thinking that the way someone looks is acceptable evidence of inferiority. Which any school-kid in any failing district can correctly define as prejudice. His frequent reference to EBT’s and joblessness, again, have nothing to do with the content of his ire, and speak only to his own sense of prejudice.

        What we have here is no cutting-edge satire, but an unoriginal and boorish application of degrading stereotypes to a community of real, live people who don’t get to hide behind a cutesy screen name. If people who have seen this video and are angry at the outcome have decided they prefer using the caricaturized versions of reality to merely make themselves feel better about their own lives, then we’ve got a bigger problem to deal with in Worcester than we’d care to admit.

        • Wabbitt
          September 7, 2014 at 12:03 am

          So, you keep saying that posting a picture of a “young girl” is “super creepy.”

          The young woman in question is clearly in her late teens. The pictures used were posted by her to her Facebook page, where they were freely available to the public. My question is – at what age do pictures of her stop being creepy? Does she magically stop being creepy the moment she turns 18? Is it only creepy because she’s underage? Because there was no sexual connotation in reference to her.

          • September 7, 2014 at 12:21 am

            She’s in middle school. Just stop.

          • Max
            September 7, 2014 at 11:56 am

            I can’t respond to Shielding’s comment, so I’ll tack it on here:

            A middle school girl posting pics of herself on Facebook that are public/downloadable, interpreted as creepy when copied directly to another site, is an example of how great of parents these are: they don’t monitor their kids’ activities, but they yell profanities at a bus driver whose only interest is protecting these kids from being abducted by strangers (aka: doing her job, another concept that may not be readily understood by some of these people–how are so many at home in the middle of the day?). My personal fave is when the woman yells to release “my fucking kid”–probably a first grader who has learned “life skills” such as strength and standing up for himself at the hand of this stand-up parent. That lucky kid.

            Keep in mind, the author would not/could not have identified ANY of these people had they not posted on a Facebook site ranting about the incident. Who was the brain behind that idea? And, yes, they could “hide behind a screen name” had they been so inclined—Facebook allows aliases, but they have no reason (in their own minds) to hide, because, by God, they are RIGHT (if unable to articulate a complete idea). So, it’s on them to take the heat for their comments.

      • September 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm

        “Facebook allows aliases, but they have no reason (in their own minds) to hide, because, by God, they are RIGHT”

        So are we to presume that TurtleBoySports is WRONG in his own mind?

        Yes, facebook profiles are accessible to the public, but however the software facilitates creeping on total strangers, socially it’s still pretty darned eyebrow-raising for some unknown dude to make some kid’s or parents’ pictures the content of his blog. And no one has anonymous facebook profiles, because the whole point of facebook is to keep in touch with people you know. We don’t expect random people to re-post our pictures in websites dedicated to trashing us, because most of us cogently assume no one who is not an adolescent girl will be so obsessed with us as to use our personal media that way.

        • Chuck U Farley
          September 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm

          It’s not your personal media when posted to a public facing social networking site. Any kid on FB should be shielded from public access using the privacy controls built for that exact reason. If a parent isn’t smart enough to figure out privacy controls, that parent doesn’t have the parenting ability to have a child on FB. It is the parents fault that those pictures are public.

    • September 6, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Do you excuse the behavior of the parents? Why do you assume that the author must be of middle class to take offense to the actions of these parents? Where was the outrage about punching a bus driver in the face.?You should try a little empathy too and not bring social class into the situation. I don’t care what social class you are, if a bus driver is following protocol and is treated the way she was, those people are at fault. Her job is to protect those children on her bus. She did her job, and for that she was punched and treated disrespectfully by parents. Put yourself behind the wheel of that bus. Put yourself in that position where you are supposed to follow protocol to protect those young children in your care. Where is your outrage about the way these parents modeled how to deal with a situation? Where is your outrage that five-year-old children had to be put in this situation because of the ignorance of parents? Parents can’t scream that they want theirchildren protected and then when someone entrusted with their care tries to follow measures designed to do just that, swear and attack those people. This is why our society is the way it is. It is not a social class issue , it is personal responsibility for our own actions. You do as much to undermine the “lower class” as this writer does. It is not class that defines our behavior, it is you and I who define our behavior. Hop off your pedestal.

      • September 6, 2014 at 11:55 pm

        No, I do not excuse the parents’ cursing at the bus-driver. The teenager who punched the busdriver in the face was also of course in the wrong, hence why she was arrested. The author did bring class into it, and I gather is of a middle-class background due to the fact that he states repeatedly his assumptions that none of these parents have jobs, that all of these parents accept government assistance, that we as readers should not expect any of the people who are pictured to have children in honors’ classes, to be saving for their children’s college, to be involved in their children’s education, or to grow up and be successful (in the case of the minor child who he deems it appropriate to publicly ridicule even as he claims to have compassion for the children), and that he was raised differently – from which we can infer that his parents did work, did not accept government assistance, did expect him to occasionally grace the honor roll, did save for his college, was involved in his education, and did expect him to grow up and be successful. Had this not been the case then he has no grounds to ire.

    • prizio
      September 6, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you! So any person that curses must be from Worcester, are no body’s, nor are their children, and they are all Welfare recipients. Oh and the neighborhood was the icing on the cake. Makes me laugh. There are plenty of “Worcesters” all over the U.S. and many worse. Those who judge are far more ignorant and far more “Worcester” .. dbl thumbs up on your statements! 🙂

      • prizio
        September 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm

        Yes, sarcasm.

  • Fawn Parker
    September 6, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I see this same type of behavior at my sons school and he doesn’t even take the bus. When he started kindergarten last year we were told that during pick up parents were to wait outside until their child was sent out to them. Of course that’s just to complicated a concept. It’s not possible that there could be mutliple children who deserve to be released to their parents, no. So every damned day about 20 adults would squeeze themselves into the doorway and shout their childs name at the teachers until they were sent out. Who cares that there were a bunch of small children who were trapped by a group of adults who were also strangers to most of them. Kids whose parents were being patient and waiting for their child to come to them, which is what they were told would happen. I guess they were just that anxious to get their kid off of school property so they could let them go run in the streer.

    • Cailin
      September 9, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      My sister’s boyfriend used to live across the street from the elementary school on Wawecus. There would be days that I’d go to pick my sister up from her boyfriend’s while school was being dismissed. I would have tons of these trashy people just standing or parking in the middle of the street while the few buses were trying to exit the driveway, thereby screwing everything up and of course making it impossible for me to drive 10 feet down the street to get to my sister. My favorite lady was a mother in a floor-length dress emblazoned with pot leaves who threw her son’s bag at my car when I politely asked her to get out of the road. Good times, good times.

  • September 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    My Mom grew up in Worc and if she could see it now she would be so ashamed of it. When she was a kid she and her friends and cousins could walk at night and not worry. WOW! Wouldn’t that be great! There’s no way I would live there. These parents went so overboard and wouldn’t even listen to her. It just takes a minute or two to get the facts but NOOO always in a rush. They tell everyone the rules for the buses before the start of the school year. Where the hell were these people. Oh they must of had their heads stuck up their asses because even when I went to school most of those rules were in place and that was about 30-40 yrs ago. HUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Like always listen to the driver!!!!!!!! just saying!

  • September 6, 2014 at 2:26 pm


    • Chuck U Farley
      September 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      Please stop yelling.

  • September 6, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    One question…Why did it take the cops so long to arrive at this hotspot? They lurk that neighborhood ALL DAY!!

    • Kalifa
      September 6, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      For whatever reason in Worcester the police take forever to come to wherever they’d been called.

      • Wabbitt
        September 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm

        But at least they come. If this had happened in Webster, the police would have said that there’s nothing they can do, and that it’s between the driver and the angry mob.

    • September 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      I was thinking the same thing… middle of Worcester, first week of school, police should have been there in 2 min… 10 min, really??

    • Anonymous
      September 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      I know why the cops took so long to respond to this situation. The same reason they NEVER responded when I called a couple of years ago to report a 2 year old child outside screaming and crying, too terrified
      to talk to me and tell me if she even lived in the house I found her at. Two words. SHIFT CHANGE!
      That was the response the dispatcher gave me when I called later to inquire as to why no one responded.
      (Incidentally, the mother came home, she had been down the street picking her other two kids up at school. Turns out the dad fell asleep and the little one tried to follow the mom and locked herself out.)

      My response to the police was “Glad I wasn’t reporting a murder or a bank robbery”

      But MORE importantly than ALL of that…What happened to bus monitors? Maybe not for everyone but Geez, can’t we at least put them on buses for the first few days of Kindergarten? This would have made the kids and the bus driver feel safer, and she could have helped to maintain order in the bus by keeping the kindergarten kids in a group to get them off first and in an orderly fashion and possibly preventing this ENTIRE blog!

  • mary
    September 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    This driver need to press charges on the parents. Assaulting a driver for no reason. Ghetto parents

  • September 6, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Its unbelievable that these parents have no problem using that kind of language in front of their young children. Those kids have no chance at life.

    • chuyman00
      September 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      At least these children wont become mass murderers or shoot up schools like the kids from the suburbs. because their parents teach them to be strong and deal with life. so a few swears ain’t gnne hurt none.

      • NOT chuymanoo
        September 7, 2014 at 10:08 am

        Another classic example of someone who has no grasp of punctuation or spelling. Good job defending your friends. Being strong has nothing to do with cursing, bullying, and personifying uneducated banter. Dealing with “life” huh? If you are on food stamps, and can’t even write a letter because you have the writing skills of a first grader, you can’t handle life. You depend of others to take care of you and no one will hire you because you are a fool. Sad existence if you ask me.

  • Meredith P
    September 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Unfortunately, the parents forgot one thing in submitting their video. Authorities have access to the Bus Video. Every school bus comes equipped with video camera with audio recordings. The School and Police would have seen EVERYTHING from the time the bus left the school to the end of the incident. This is how the police know everything that happens and none of the biased garbage posted.

    • Wabbitt
      September 6, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      The only thing is, did the bus actually have a camera on it? Because back when they first installed the camera boxes, they had more buses than cameras. So every bus had the box, and they rotated the limited supply of cameras between buses each day. The premise being that the kids would always behave because they never knew when the bus was going to have a camera on it.

      But of course, the kids ALWAYS knew, because the shitty mirrored glass they used in the boxes was see though. You could always tell if there was a camera in the box.

      Granted, this was about twenty years ago, so they may have actually acquired enough cameras by now.

  • Mike Mercier
    September 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I always describe Worcester to people who aren’t familiar with it, as a giant turd with confetti on it. Sure we have a few respectable colleges, some decent restaurants and bars, and hey let’s face it Coney Island is a staple. However all of those things are completely trumped by the underlying stench of the complete shit bags who occupy a large portion of this city. This is proof of their overwhelming existence. I work at a school in the Webster square area, and can say that this problem is certainly not limited to Vernon Hill. Don’t get me wrong there are a fair amout of parents who seem to show a great deal of concern for their child, which is refreshing in the education field. But, I am around kids who, at the end of the school day, clearly don’t want to go home. Imagine that for a second…scary.

    • Colleen Palacios
      September 9, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Tony and I are officially part of the “confetti”, right? 😉
      Ugh, I can’t WAIT to get out of the Woo.

  • Jjo
    September 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Bus driver was in the right.

  • Jason stone
    September 6, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    This is the best article I’ve ever read. So much truth crammed into one story. What a sad state of affairs Worcester is. Worcester is loaded with freeloaders and the moral less entitled citizens of the new age. Hope you enjoy your free everything as you complain with one hand out and continue to destroy the city.

    • none of your buisness
      September 6, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      why does everyone assume these people are on welfare? is that like a requirement? that if you’re a douce bag you must be on welfare?!?!

      • Kiwi
        September 6, 2014 at 6:18 pm

        I think that assumption comes from the fact that a majority of people with ‘entitlement’ issues are receiving assistance. Typically, most people who work FT to pay bills don’t have that. Not saying it’s 100%. But it is the majority. Criticize me all you want, but facts are facts.

        • Chuck U Farley
          September 10, 2014 at 12:35 pm

          Facts are facts. It’s true but a completely ridiculous to say considering you are not providing any facts. Without any facts and logic, you are just rambling.

  • September 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Can’t wait to move out the Woo.

    • John Doe
      September 9, 2014 at 5:45 am

      Can anyone tell from this video how the bus driver went about carrying out the policy of releasing the lower grade students?
      Can anyone tell how many parents arrived before/after the bus door closed? Lot of comments and smack talk. Much like the police though, late on the scene. Could’ve…would’ve…should’ve…
      Way to grow the site’s traffic!

      • Max
        September 10, 2014 at 7:19 pm

        This isn’t about the numbers…it’s about the insanity. In this particular situation, the insanityspread like fire. One.rational.person in that mob could have ended the riot and sent all the children home, hand-in-hand, with the parents merely cursing under their breath. Instead, yet another opportunity arose for these families to demonstrate that entitlement arrogance that we in Worcester see so often—from stomping right out into traffic, toddlers in tow, causing all moving vehicles to screech to a halt, to cross the street when there is a crosswalk 10 feet away, to nosing their unregistered, uninsured vehicles across three lanes of traffic because they don’t have a driver’s license, couldn’t pass the test, and don’t care that they don’t have the right away, to demanding that better food be offered through the WIC program.

        • John Doe
          September 11, 2014 at 7:14 am

          Max the comment wasn’t about numbers. It was made referring to presence. Not being present first hand gives uncertainty to the entirety of the facts on the story.
          With out a doubt it could’ve been better handled and avoided. Going on a self righteous rampage besmirching the city and the people for mistakes/ misconduct. While good for entertainment and possibly notoriety (depending on point of view) doesn’t improve the matter.

  • Pissed Off Worcester
    September 6, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    So the bus driver was waiting for all the parents to be there to let the kids off the bus? ALL of the fucking parents looked like they were there to me. The bus driver was in the wrong, Fuck you sir or Madam for making Ignorant classist judgments about The people of Worcester. The bus driver was a dumb bitch who probably looked just like any one of the people you decided to ridicule in your Bigoted One-sided article, anyone with any common sense would realize this.

    • Jean
      September 6, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Really? Get a job !

    • September 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Worcester is a shit hole and you’re part of the problem.

    • Jjo
      September 6, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      The bus driver was in the right. The school district agrees. If she was wrong they would have fired her, bc they wouldn’t want to deal with the controversy from the public. Your response just proves the author of the article’s point. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. I feel bad for all these children.

    • Wabbitt
      September 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Your lack of reading comprehension is astounding.

      The driver was letting the kindergarten kids off first, but only to parents on a list who had the proper identification. This is district policy. The parents who were going ape shit were, for the most part, parents of older kids who didn’t want to wait for the younger kids to get off first. They proceeded to board the bus and attempted to take their children off, instead of waiting the two minutes it would have taken to disembark the kindergarteners. Then a sixteen year old girl jumped on board and attacked the driver, prompting the driver to close the doors and alert the police.

      Was that a simple enough summation, or should I switch to smaller words for you?

  • Andrew Sacco
    September 6, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Such a funny and well written article … wow slander what a lil Sandy vagina … these parents being put on blast is the least of their worries lady .. jeez lighten up

  • September 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Reblogged this on Ramblin Ann and commented:
    Because I have been slacking off again and not writing here I have chosen to cheat and reblog something.
    As some of you know I drive a school bus and have had some very scary things happen during the last 18 years. If I had been the driver in this incident, I don’t think there is anything that could make me get back in a bus and drive again.
    Turtleboysports I don’t know who you are, but you show some wonderful examples of the cesspool Worcester has become. I was born there, as was most of my family. My parents moved us out way back in the 70’s when I was a kid. In 2000 my husband, two sons, and I had to move not far from where this incident took place. In 2004 we packed up and got the hell out of Dodge. You know it’s time to leave when the sound of drive by shootings doesn’t bother you.

    As for driving the bus, it gets harder and harder each year to go back. the kids will drive you crazy, but it’s the parents that scare the beJesus out of me.

  • Matt Khourie
    September 6, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    On the money. That one douche with the 3% logo is, however, not representative of the movement. Of that I can assure.

  • ExWorcester
    September 6, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Wow Mr. or Mrs. TurtleBoy, I agree with your article on the whole, but DAMN those were some uncalled-for classist judgements. You can call out the individual parents’ idiotic behavior without implying the underemployed and undereducated are categorically boorish.

  • warmachine1975
    September 6, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Just a little FYI to the person writing this article you just put your self in a position to be sued for slander!!!

    • Woodiculous
      September 6, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      Hey, Warmachine, Esq. TRUTH is an absolute defense to “slander.’ I believe that you meant defamation. Here, the supposed plaintiffs suing for “slander” provided video and social media evidence of the defense that destroys these claims.

      Carry on with your legal practice.

      • Chuck U Farley
        September 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

        Slander is a form of defamation. I think you meant libel.

  • September 6, 2014 at 11:51 am

    welcome to Worcester home of little puerto rico these mofos are nuts.

  • September 6, 2014 at 11:40 am

    This is SUCH a refreshing article. With all the damn lies, cover ups and obummerfied media and investigations it’s so freakin great to see someone who has the nuggets to say exactly how it is and show where the blame TRUTHFULLY lies because our President has forced onto people that the lies are the truth and the truth is either racist or no good because it offends people. Good job on the article!

    • Andrew
      September 6, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Well, the article was great. I’m so sorry to inform you, however, that your comment demonstrates that you are far more akin to these trashy “parents” than you are this author. How embarrassing. I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but wow. I’m guessing you thought you were so sharp when you wrote it too. Yet another real world example of the sad fact that 90% of Americans believe that they personally are at or above average intelligence………….for those of you that don’t quite follow…say if your one of these parents, or perhaps your someone who goes by a sad name like “warmachine” here…well it’s statistically impossible. It means that scores of incredibly ignorant people, of incredibly low intelligence, actually believe they are SMARTER than not only the average person, but even the average grad school student. Be ashamed. Be very ashamed.

      • owede
        September 8, 2014 at 9:22 pm

        Andrew….try using “you’re” meaning “you are”. For those of you who don’t quite follow……say if YOU’RE (you are) one of these parents, or perhaps YOU’RE (you are) someone…….what was that about ignorant people thinking THEY’RE smarter?

    • Andrew
      September 6, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Well, the article was great. I’m so sorry to inform you, however, that your comment demonstrates that you are far more akin to these trashy “parents” than you are this author. How embarrassing. I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but wow. I’m guessing you thought you were so sharp when you wrote it too. Yet another real world example of the sad fact that 90% of Americans believe that they personally are at or above average intelligence………….for those of you that don’t quite follow…say if your one of these parents, or perhaps your someone who goes by a sad name like “warmachine” here…well it’s statistically impossible. It means that scores of incredibly ignorant people, of incredibly low intelligence, actually believe they are SMARTER than not only the average person, but even the average grad school student. Be ashamed. Be very ashamed.

      • Gradskool
        September 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm


  • Worcester resident
    September 6, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Being someone who lives on the street on which this incident took place I must say I take offense to your almost hate and diminishing attitude to Worcester residents; specifically those raised on Vernon hill. I work full time and attend school at night and on weekends; I don’t collect welfare, I don’t have food stamps, I don’t sit in my house all day and sell drugs. All of that being said (not that any of it matters) these parents continue to prove everyone’s point, continue to speak in broken English, and continue to show your trashy selves. On behalf of the residents of Worcester let me formally apologize for the trashy attitude and behavior of these select individuals, but also let me remind you that their mentality doesn’t set the template for the rest of Worcester’s inhabitants.

  • Cyn De La Noche
    September 6, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I don’t know who the hell you guys are or who the hell you think you are over there at Worcester Magazine. But if there are any single men between 34-45 with the intelligence of the person who wrote this article. I am SINGLE!

    • Cyn De La Noche
      September 6, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Sorry sorry Turtle Boy Sports. When I was forwarded the post my friends said Worc. Mag. LoL I do love Worcester Mag. But they don’t get to the point as you guys do. My offer still stands. Ha ha ha!

    • Reiina
      September 6, 2014 at 11:42 am

      Haha, I agree!

  • Woodiculous
    September 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

    These folks are all eligible to vote in Worcester. There’s your argument against an elected strong mayor form of government right there. Lets get it on the next city council agenda.

  • September 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Such magnificent specimens of what is wrong with fucking society! Calling them “parents” is waaaay off the mark. Parents are supposed to be examples to their kids. These animals were upset because they had to get out of bed to get their kids at the bus and the driver wouldn’t let them off into an unruly situation.

  • ElementaryDad
    September 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I’m thinking about using this for class. A cautionary tale of the internet is forever and what you post is how you brand yourself. For those looking for a job or college entrance I hope it makes one pause before you post.

  • Jen
    September 6, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Although these parents are pretty much woostah crazies through and through, all I can say is the bus driver handled this very wrong. Shes not blameless. I have seen both videos. Yes, there are rules, but no, you dont lock a bunch of little kids in the bus where they can see their parents and not get to them and then roll all the windows up and refuse to do anything further. If a child can identify their parents, then they should be able to go home with them. But storming the bus and beating up the driver in front of the kids is way out of control.

    • Rich
      September 6, 2014 at 11:44 am

      uuuumm no. You’ve heard of custody cases, right? Where maybe one parent is unfit and cant take the child from school? But the kid’s only 5, so when he sees his “daddy” that he hasnt seen in a long time he yells excitedly to see him, but hes not supposed to go with him legally. So busdriver lets kid go with dad thats hes not supposed to go with because the child knew him. And im sure these very rational people wouldent have a problem with their kid going with the wrong person. Theres rules for a reason and all these parents knew it. A bunch of dirty little struggle children that will grow up worse than their parents (if thats even possible)

    • jr.
      September 6, 2014 at 11:45 am

      Just because a child can identify his/her parent DOES NOT mean that the child is allowed to/should leave with that parent. There are things called restraining orders. School personnel is responsible for making sure that the child is being delivered to a parent/guardian who is allowed to be around the child. Just because a child says “Oh, that’s my dad/mom” does not mean that it’s ok for he/she to go with that “parent.”

    • Tatiana
      September 6, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Are you retarded, just because they recognize a person doesn’t mean they can go with them

  • Christopher Guertin
    September 6, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I don’t know who you are but I like you man haha you are completely right! I love this whole article! I love how you pointed out all these people! Because they are in the wrong! They should all be embarassed and ashamed of themselves! I understand their concern for their children but the bus driver was doing her job! Also I’d love to see the parents of this girl that assaulted the bus driver! Or should is say bis driver? I hope she gets a big fat fine! I love when people just take matters into there own hands before the police show up to diffuse the situation, very classy!

  • Yadi
    September 6, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Hahaha I agree with you 100% but what can you do when this society is already f**ked up. I feel bad for the bus driver. If I was in charge of the bus routes I would scratch it off the list obviously the parents have time and the means to fix arrangement for there own transportation if they don’t like the rules and protocol of the wps buses.

  • Kaitlyn
    September 6, 2014 at 9:58 am

    This is literally the best article I’ve ever read! Great fucking job man!

  • Missy
    September 6, 2014 at 9:50 am

    You said plenty to TRY to make me look bad, but you left out the comments I wrote about how the parents also handled the situation badly. I never claimed to know the whole story. That’s why I asked questions and mentioned getting the news involved because they will investigate further than I could. And no, I DON’T personally know some of the more famous news people you mentioned. I never claimed to. I DO have contacts with several local reporters in this state, from all the local news stations. Most of my comments were before learning that the bus driver had been assaulted. I don’t agree with that, especially in front of children, and I said so in a later comment. For all you wrote, you sure missed a lot or just deliberately left it out. I’m sure you will have fun making jokes about this comment too. Go ahead, if it makes you feel better about yourself to put down others. It’s sad that you have nothing better to do with your time. I do, so bye bye.

    • Pshhhh
      September 6, 2014 at 10:02 am

      No, you still look bad

  • September 6, 2014 at 9:28 am

    haha quality article man, one of my favorites.

  • Ames jones
    September 6, 2014 at 9:22 am

    The parents are 100% wrong!!!!!
    And I hope charges are brought agents the 16 year old as and adult !!! Straight up scumbags that were involved !!!

  • Vernon Street observer
    September 6, 2014 at 9:01 am

    This whole thing is so disgraceful. If any of these parents took the time to read the newspaper prior to school, they would have known the protocol for bus drop off. It’s amazing to me how many continue to blame the school, government, bus company and driver. We all have a job to do and you as parents (and I use that word loosely) have the job of keeping your children, safe, happy, healthy, kind, gentle, loving. Why would you go to such lengths to commit such hideous acts in front of your children. You should all be ashamed of yourselves and should all be charged with assault, whether it was verbal or physical. It is painfully apparent after reading this, the children were getting more hysterical as the parents were acting like warriors, not due to the bus driver’s job of keeping them safe until a suitable adult showed their ID to actually retrieve their child. Did it occur to any of you that you actually may not be a suitable parent for these children and maybe that’s why the driver wouldn’t release them. You should all take a good long look in the mirror and ask yourselves if this is the behavior you want your child to emulate or do you want them to be better and have better and go further than you did in your sad, pathetic life. The only one responsible for your actions is YOU.

    • Marty
      September 6, 2014 at 9:40 am

      “If any of these parents took the time to read the newspaper prior to school, they would have known the protocol for bus drop off.” You have to be able to read and comprehend and obviously none of these morons can do that.

    • Robin
      September 6, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Read the paper? What’s a News Paper? Lol They probably can read unless it uses words like (no for know) , cause these Harvard grads wouldn’t NO what they were reading.

  • dawn
    September 6, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I am a school bus driver of fifteen years and going strong, I absolutely love it. I am also a newly clinical counselor that works with homeless teen mothers and their children. l had to read a lot of text books in college to qualify to be able to do the work I do with young parents but this post is the most incredible teachable moment I can share on “what not to do as a parent”. As the saying goes…get them while they are young.

  • lincolntf
    September 6, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Products of Worcester schools, these are Worcester voters at their finest. No hope, leave now.

  • Nick Black
    September 6, 2014 at 8:39 am

    The parents may have wilded out a little bit, but if you take 20 minutes to get kids off a school bus then you just suck at your job..

    • ME
      September 6, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Well its obvious you haven’t a clue. At the beginning of the school year, YES, it does st times take a while to unload a bus until the driver gets used to which child goes with which parent. Making sure that many kids stay safe in NOT an easy job. And with all those parents freaking out and being morons, THAT is why it was taking so long. Not a hard thing to figure out big guy.

  • dennis
    September 6, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Kinda funny Derek is a sex offender which did time for sex offenses on a kid good job loser

  • Abby
    September 6, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Thank you for this. Sums up Worcester nicely!

    • Kelly
      September 6, 2014 at 9:59 am

      This doesn’t sum up Worcester nicely. This sums up a small part of Worcester. Not all of the people living in Worcester behave like these horrible people.

  • Beer_N_Loathing
    September 6, 2014 at 4:15 am

    Too good. The part where you bet the woman has a pack of Newports in her pocket, breath taking.

  • September 6, 2014 at 4:05 am

    “Some attempted to board the bus to take the students, at which point the driver closed the door with the idea of stabilizing the situation. At that point, Ms. Boone said, the driver requested police assistance.”

    Closing the door and refusing to dialogue with impatient and anxious parents was not the way to “stabilize the situation.” On the contrary, it communicates indifference. Calling the police for assistance only suggests that this bus drives felt entitled to her indifference and was willing to summon armed force in order to defend her sense of entitlement.

    • Craig R.
      September 6, 2014 at 11:11 am

      Did you read? she closed the door AFTER she was punched in the face.
      Your attempt to sound astute only proved that you were more concerned with being arrogant than accurate.

  • Dan gray
    September 6, 2014 at 3:42 am

    I do agree with most of these comments made on this post. But….. who the fuck are you to comment on who n how people are outside of this situation? Go fuck yourself. I’m gonna go out on a limb n say life is a Fucking breeze for who ever wrote this. Once again gfys! N also…. WORCESTER!!

  • kyle little
    September 6, 2014 at 3:24 am

    Wait a second. The people in the photos above are students right? They were some of the ones trapped on the bus?

    Just kidding. DSS needs a Facebook.

  • Ronnie
    September 6, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Heidy, I agree she should have said why she was keeping the children from getting off the bus and letting some of the older children off first. But she was probably too afraid to get out of the bus just for the simple fact they were already threatening her. Like I said I lived in Worcester my entire life and at every corner there is drama and everyone out here over exaggerates. If someone was responsible they should have went over and knocked on the door and asked why. That’s probably why nobody was getting answers.

  • kiim
    September 6, 2014 at 1:45 am

    I have tears streaming down my face right now I am laughing so hard! If these are the kinds of parents raising the kids nowadays, we are all screwed!

  • Michael
    September 6, 2014 at 1:44 am

    If it were my kid on the bus….I would have burned the bus to the ground with my kid on it, then taken the charred remains of the bus and fed it to other bus drivers, then taken those bus drivers and tied’em all together and shoved them all in the back of my van and driven them down to the beach and fed them to the sharks, then I would have caught all the sharks and wrapped ’em all tight in Saran Wrap and brought them home and cut them into tiny little baby shark steaks and served them at BaBa Sushi…….mmmmmmmmmm, shark steak…….

    Then I would have grabbed all the patrons from BaBa (the ones who ate the shark only, come on, I’m not a savage) and I would have twisted their necks over and over again until their brains popped out, and then I would have taken those brains and……sorry for this but….mmmmmmmmmBRAINS!!!!!!! Then I would have taken those brains and gone to UMass (where all evil in Worcester originates let’s face it). Mmmm yes, UMass yesssssss…..(I’m not scaring anyone am I?). Mmmmmmmm, oh dark lord of UMass Neuroscientogy, accept my offering, I beg you oh dark lord. (If you guys could hear the inflection going of in my head you’d be fucking AMAZED!!!!!). BAAAAAHOOOOOO. (Weak for a dark lord I know but come on, it’s late, I need to go to bed) WHAT AM I TO DO WITH THESE BRAINS???? I don’t really know sir just don’t send us into the Bog of Eternal Stench!!! (hehe) These are brains from the patrons of BaBa, the almighty Sushi restaurant of Park Avenue. SO!!!!! AM I SUPPOSED TO BE IMPRESSED? THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO GO IN THERE ARE POMPOUS ASSHOLES!!! Ummm, yes sir, but at least their smart or wealthy or both. WELL SURE THEY ARE SMART AND WEALTHY AND BOTH AT THE SAME TIME BUT DO THEY BRING ME THE ESSENSE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE FROM WORCESTER? Well, they did start as some taintworms from Vernon Hill…………RIGHT, SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT, I’M EATING TAINTWORMS FROM VERNON HILL? Yes sir…..HMMMMMMM, WELL AT LEAST IT’S NOT SENIORS FROM WPI!!!

    The end.

    Good night everybody!!!!

    • Ronnie
      September 6, 2014 at 1:56 am

      kind of amusing lol

  • Ronnie
    September 6, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Honestly, I have to side with you 100℅. I watched the video many, many times. And god forbid if someone did come along leave with someones child that would have been the bus drivers fault too. She was following procedures. I’ve lived in Worcester my entire life and in just about every area too. And one thing I learned is there is a whole lot of drama on every corner. If anything she was trying to get the kids back to the school and away from the angry mob.

  • Wabbitt
    September 6, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Come on TB, that’s not Derek Kiefer in those pictures – that’s the guy who played Skinny Pete on Breaking Bad! I know that little jittery meth head anywhere.

    Fucking a… I used to live right there when I was growing up. Went to Millbury St School. And that neighborhood has gone way the hell downhill. There used to be this nice old man who lived at that corner who was always outside tending his rose bushes. And when he died, his family tore his house down and turned it into a parking lot. Back then it was a nice, quiet, working class neighborhood. Now it’s a bunch of illiterate dirtbags who want to blame the government for everything that’s wrong with their lives, while simultaneously suckling on its teat..

    Just a disclaimer, I am not saying Charles Baker does meth. But he DID played a very convincing meth head.

  • Reiina
    September 6, 2014 at 1:12 am

    This was hilarious (and true).

  • prizio
    September 6, 2014 at 12:21 am

    You are all crazy, exploiting peoples personal photos to make them seem less than a parent? Wow shame on you, can’t believe I am even responding to you uneducated attention starved souls after what the kids went through, and yes 2 kids were mine, you were not there, your opions mean nothing, they are poorly written, desperate sounding for attention, and far more as you say “Worcester” beyond any means of a bus altercation yoj know not one thing about other than what you read , again that akso is very Worcester. I can only laugh at you all.

    • prizio
      September 6, 2014 at 12:25 am

      Saddly it won’t let me spell check, the Worcester idiocy all of you portrayed in your comments, must have leaked.must go wash it off.

      • Reiina
        September 6, 2014 at 1:17 am

        Of course you need spell check. You couldn’t possible go through the trouble of making sure you spell correctly on your own. Idiocy at its finest.

      • Pshhhh
        September 6, 2014 at 7:25 am

        Spell check? It’s not another government sponsored program to hold your hand through life, learn how to spell correctly in the first place! Smh

      • Hahahaha
        September 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

        Do us all a favor and stop reproducing. You’ve done enough damage by having 2 kids.

      • Crusty
        September 6, 2014 at 10:06 am

        @prizio…..Do yourself a favor and just stop commenting.You’re only making the writers point FOR him.

    • Wabbitt
      September 6, 2014 at 1:04 am

      *slow clap*

      That… was fucking beautiful. I look forward to being robbed by your kids in a few years.

    • Tatiana
      September 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      wow what those kids went through must have been horrible, being hot for all of 10 minutes. whoaaaaa!

  • Ryan
    September 6, 2014 at 12:11 am

    If my kid was on this bus I would go for kidnapping charges against the parents that removed the kids off the bus. They have no right removing kids that don’t belong to them!

    • danielle
      September 6, 2014 at 1:08 am

      I agree . I said the same thing .

    • Mr. Burns
      September 6, 2014 at 7:50 am

      You should file a civil suit too… Imagine what you could get!!

  • September 5, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    LOL!! Too funny! (And I happen to live on Vernon hill). My kids also go to Quinsig, so I get the privelege of seeing firsthand how idiotic some of these parents are while attending school functions.
    Plus, this incident left the rest of her routes super late. My son takes this same bus home from Sullivan and was an hour late because they had to wait for a different bus to pick them up. So thanks a$$holes!

  • Jessica Leclair
    September 5, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I think the bus driver was only doing her job if u have a 5 year old on the bus as parents you should know the bus driver can not let them off with someone that is not on the pick up list I do not agree that she left the rest of the kids on the bus but she was doing her job believe me I have three kids and I would upset as well definitely but what would have happened if she let the child off the bus with the wrong person

  • jnice
    September 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Couldn’t have been said any better…& these people are raising our future…it only gets worse

  • Candice
    September 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Well thank you very much Turtle for this blog. When I opened my Facebook page this was the first thing on it. And as a parent I truly wanted to be outraged. But then that thing I have in my skull started asking a bunch of questions and I could just not let it sit. I really wanted to know what had proceeded the start of the Video. So I Google searched the event and found you and a bunch of others that let me know the truth. So happy I am not a sheep that reads something on social networks and takes it for the God honest truth. Thank you Lord for giving me a BRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Heidy
    September 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Who ever the hell made this is clearly fucking retarded or has some type of mental issues. First of, I have a 3 year old who just started pre-school this fall. In any case my son always gets picked up and dropped off by the same person, so for them to make a rule that you have to show your ID to the driver in order to allow your kid off the bus is really un-ethical. I spent 6 hours in labor, 18 pushing and I refuse to allow the system to dictate weather or not my child can be picked up by me or my spouse.

    Weather its in Worcester or not, she should have gotten out of her bus, explained why she was holding the kids and instead of having them sit in the dam heat the whole fucking time, she should have dismissed the older kids and pulled some dam windows down to reassure the parents that they were ok.

    What she did was wrong, negligent, and really un professional. I don’t condone what was said, what was done to the bus driver or how they treated her, but are we going to allow our own people to neglect our children and our future society by holding them against their will and then blaming the parent because they had no explanation of what was going on???????

    OPEN YOUR DAM EYES! you need to realize that if that was YOUR daughter or son in that bus hysterically crying and screaming to get them out, I am 1000% sure you would have told your child to do the exact same thing these parents did!!!!!! So for you to exploit them and call them names and saying they have no education makes absolutely no sense when 90% of the older population of Worcester have been taught by our very own public schools.
    all you parents agreeing to this should be ashamed of yourself.

    • Lolwut
      September 5, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Probably crying and screaming because their parents are acting like a bunch of raving idiots. Parents are completely autonomous from the government. The government doesn’t raise your kids, you do.

      You can’t be fucking serious.

    • September 5, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      This might be the greatest comment I’ve ever seen on Turtleboy Sports.

      • Wabbitt
        September 6, 2014 at 1:07 am

        It’s up there with Michelle Derez swearing at me about cancer and crab legs.

    • Gabe
      September 5, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Stopped reading after the second use of the word “weather” rather than “whether”… Looks like it just gets worse from there. You can’t expect people to take you seriously if you can’t even spell correctly.

    • Ryan
      September 6, 2014 at 12:10 am

      You can’t be serious! Heidy your post only strengthens everything he just wrote about. I’m shocked with your reply you were able to read the blog.

    • prizio
      September 6, 2014 at 12:51 am

      Thank you!!!!!! My kids were on the bus both days, I was not one of the cursors but happy someone else agrees! Inbox me on f.book if you want.

    • ATM
      September 6, 2014 at 7:14 am

      Haha please, tell us more about this government run amok. You seem like a scholarly type.

    • EnterNameHere
      September 6, 2014 at 7:32 am

      This comment right here is precisely why everything this blogger has written makes sense. So you mean to tell me that’s it’s “un-ethical” for the school district (or whomever makes the rules) to instruct their drivers to ask for photo ID to make sure that the children go to the right person? You’ve got to be someone who doesn’t give a damn your own children if that’s the case. No one is dictating who can pick up your children, they’re simply making sure that your child isn’t going to a child rapist. Please explain how your claim to spending 6 hours in labor and 18 pushing (wtf does that mean?) means that you can dictate the rules… I spend 7 hours in labor with my first child and 2 hours with my second child so maybe I should become the president because I pushed my own babies out of my own vagina! Genius right here!!!

    • T
      September 6, 2014 at 10:26 am

      Another person who can’t spell or use proper grammar…
      Your claim that it is really unethical to require a proper id to have a young child released to a person is, as you say, “fucking retarded”. Regarding the fact that they will likely have the same parents at the stop with them everyday, that is true and I can sort of see where you are coming from. However, it’s the first week of school and in order to release the kids to a known parent she has to learn who they are first! Sort of like if you have a drink at a bar & they ask for your id the first few times until they get to know you. But I suppose you also think it’s unethical to get carded because, why would someone try and get a drink who’s not 21? Just like it’s completely unimaginable that a kidnapper would try and take a young child from a bus stop. Considering you spent 6 hours in labor and another 18 pushing, one would certainly think you of all people would want to make sure that bundle of joy is returned to only you or your spouse. Having the bus driver check an ID is the only way to ensure that. Do you have a better safe solution, that ensures children are delivered to the right people, that would have avoided this situation?

      • Rich
        September 6, 2014 at 12:16 pm

        way too rational my man. You don’t actually expect a rational answer do you lmao

    • Tatiana
      September 6, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Buses are a privilege not a right and so for you to think its your right to be able to do whatever you want is ignorant. Drive them if you want to dictate your own rules. But if you are using the (FREE) buses provided by worcester then you follow their fucking rules moron!

    • Tatiana
      September 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      “Be a dam example” lol yeah like swearing and beating up a busdriver is a great example to your kids hahaha

    • Robin
      September 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Wow really Heidy? There was a hand-out sent to all the parents on the procedure of releasing the children from the bus. It was also in the newspaper (of course it was written in proper English so they probably couldn’t read it, since it didn’t use words like No for Know, and Are for Our and There for Their, so I can understand where the confusion came from) 🙂 The kindergarten’s were to be let off first to an adult who was authorized to pick them up. Of course some of the parents felt the rules don’t apply to them and proceeded to board the bus and get their older kids first. You say this driver should have explained this to the parents? You can hear parents cussing and threatened to beat her a**. When the back door is open one dad is calling his daughter and when she doesn’t get off the bus fast enough for him, he says “get your mother f***ing a** off, Samantha”. The driver should have thought, these parents are so nurturing and kind. Let me get off the bus and the explain the rules to them. I mean what could possibly happen, its not like they would punch me in the face or anything! If the preschool your child is attending is willing to let children go with whoever says I’m here to pick them up, without confirming the validity of who they are and have permission to pick them up, I would get my kid out of there asap. I work in a church nursery and we are not allowed to release any of the children unless that person is on the list, that has to be filled out each time they enter the nursery. How would you feel if you and your hubby had a nasty divorce and he said he would take the kids and take off and you will never seen them again and the driver just handed them over to him because he/she says that’s my dad. You would be the first to sue because the driver didn’t follow protocol and protect your child. This article didn’t put the parents out there, they did that when they posted their ignorance for all the world to see.

    • First Time Caller
      Phil Simms Sucks
      September 5, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      I’m sure the thought would never cross your mind, Heidy, but if your kids ask you to help with their homework, please don’t.

  • phylisha
    September 5, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    This is amazing. Thank you for saying what I’ve been thinking for the past 6 hours. These people are intelligent and unbelievably classy. Once again..the best representing Worcester. Hysterical. Somehow I’m still shocked by these beauties.

  • Old Timey Paperboy
    September 5, 2014 at 9:40 pm





    • Wabbitt
      September 6, 2014 at 1:09 am

      You bring up me and Joey in every inane comment.

      You may want to get some lube if you’re going to be riding our dicks so hard.

  • September 5, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    You are killing me – LOL. Love the blog. When I first watched the video I said, “There has to be way more to this. It doesn’t make sense.” So MANY people blaming the bus driver without knowing what the heck was going on. Definitely have some stellar parents at that bus stop. I feel bad for those kids. So sad. 🙁

    • prizio
      September 6, 2014 at 12:45 am

      I am 1 of those parents, were you there ? NO! 1ST DAY? 2ND DAY! NO! yes , sad my kids were traumatized and all you can focus on is inproper english.wow and b.t.w tell your friends saddly my friend is legally blibd in 1 eye so can read well, type well etc, so have some damn compassion, pass that along thanks.

      • prizio
        September 6, 2014 at 12:53 am

        Spell check, blind and can’t.

        • john
          March 31, 2015 at 8:54 am

          Hey. being blind in one eye doesn’t make reading and writing difficult. im blind in one eye too, so your logic is flawed. Also maybe if your ghetto asses can just calm down for 5 minutes all the kids would’ve been released off the bus. Dont worry you still would’ve made it to the store on time to buy some newports with your EBT card. I know your people, I got aunts and uncles just like this. YOu complain your kids sitting on a bus with open windows for 10 minutes, but if you were at the park and your kids were inconveniencing you your time because they want a drink, id bet you’ll most likely tell them “no you’re busy”, or “wait til you get home”, or “you’re not thirsty you just had something when we left”. Your kids were traumatized by the way their parents were acting, they had no idea what was really going on. they see their parents screaming and crying to obviously they’re going to get scared and some of the older kids were prob acting just like their parents inside the bus. Maybe one day when someone hits you just for doing your job you’d understand. you prob dont have a job do you?
          Damn look at all I’ve read and wrote with ONE EYE, that pretty damn good huh. there maybe a couple punctuation marks missing but other than that, I think i did pretty damn good. Somebody get me a medal.

      • Pshhhh
        September 6, 2014 at 7:30 am

        You traumatized your own children by getting all ghetto in the street! C’mon now…

      • Tatiana
        September 6, 2014 at 3:22 pm

        they wouldn’t be traumatized if you had been patient

  • Krispy
    September 5, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I wonder if any of these fine human specimens will (be able to) read this article. 😉 😉

    • prizio
      September 6, 2014 at 12:55 am

      Classy.Really? Makes you just as “Worcester” lol

  • Megan DaSilva
    September 5, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, Turtle Boy; I just love you and all your sarcastically witty blogs!!! Keep doing you!!!

  • Margee Pesikov
    September 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I’d fuck every one of those people in the photos. A few of them I’ve already enjoyed a Main St alley with.

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