The school bus driver pulled over on Tom J. Hitch Parkway after the fight broke out.
Three girls, ages 12, 13 and 14, were pulled off a Maury County school bus for fighting Thursday afternoon.
COLUMBIA, Tenn. -
Columbia police had to physically restrain three students at Cox Middle School in Maury County for fighting on a school bus Thursday afternoon.
According to police, the female students are ages 12, 13 and 14.
After the fight broke out, the school bus driver pulled over in the 1700 block of Tom J. Hitch Parkway and called for help.
An employee at the school bus garage called 911 and told the dispatcher “she’s got several girls fighting on the bus and the bus is out of control.”
At the time, the caller reported four or five girls were involved.
When officers arrived, the bus driver was attempting to break up the fight.
Responding Sgt. Scott Knudson told News 2 officers had to physically restrain the girls and take them off the bus to stop the fight.
He said at one point, it appeared one of the girls was attacking the officer but turns out she was trying to get around him to get to another girl.
The girls were issued citations for disorderly and delinquent conduct by juveniles.
Their parents were notified and the girls were released to their guardians.
Police said the school bus driver did the right thing by stopping the vehicle and calling for help.
“It’s a road hazard and a hazard to the other children on the bus. The fight could cause injury to them or to other people and it could be detrimental to their school careers,” said Sgt. Thomas Ehret with the Columbia Police Department.
The cause of the fight is unclear.
No injuries were reported.
The students are scheduled to appear in court May 22.
Maury County Schools did not immediately return News 2’s calls for comment.
There were cameras on the bus but the video is not being released because the students are juveniles and the investigation is ongoing.
Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:07 GMT
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