Angry mom cited after refusing to get off school bus

Woman gets on school bus

BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) - Deputies cited a Brookland woman after she got on a school bus and refused to get off.

At 7 a.m. Wednesday a bus driver for Brookland School District reported a parent got on the bus when it stopped on County Road 762, near Pine Log Cemetery.

According to the initial incident report, 30-year-old Dani Miller demanded her children sit together and "refused to get off after being asked."

The bus driver, according to the report, "immediately instructed Ms. Miller to exit the bus" and told her it was illegal for her to be on it.

The deputy noted surveillance video from the bus showed a sign by the door warning that unauthorized entry was illegal.

The video showed the bus driver radio for help then tell Miller that deputies were on the way.

According to the report, Miller told the driver "she was not scared to talk to the police" then got off the bus and went home before the deputy arrived.

Miller reportedly told the deputy her children "were having problems on the bus with other passengers and had been unable to get anything done concerning the problem."

She told the deputy she did not know it was illegal to get on the bus.

After viewing the video and speaking with Miller, the deputy cited her for unauthorized entry of a school bus and set a court date of Tuesday, March 1.

After checking that everything was okay on the bus, the deputy released it to continue its route.

David Miller told Region 8 News Thursday afternoon that his wife was only trying to protect their son from a bully.

"There's an older kid that's been bullying him, terrorizing him for a couple of years now," Miller said. "Last week it just kind of got out of hand. He was taunting my child and then he reared back and punched my child in the face."

He also said that his wife only wanted the driver to seat their two sons together and not with the bully.

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