CONROE, Texas – The Conroe Independent School District said an employee in its transportation department is no longer employed with the district following a video posted to social media appearing to show the employee striking a student on a school bus.
The video, which has gone viral, shows the unidentified Conroe ISD bus aide hitting a 17-year-old student with an object.
It happened Thursday as students were being transported home. As other Conroe High School students watched, students like Alexa Perez and Evelyn Segura said they have never seen anything like it.
“I was honestly shocked, I never expected that I would see someone that is supposed to be a role model and a leader in our school, like a staff member. I would never think that they would put their hands on a kid,” Perez said. “He was going at it, he was just mercilessly hitting this kid.”
“I was really surprised, I didn’t think that any teacher would ever do that honestly,” said Segura.
The district said they were made aware of the incident on Thursday.
“We are disturbed by this unacceptable behavior which is not representative of our hundreds of hard-working transportation staff,” the district said in a statement. “The individual is no longer employed by the District, and the Conroe ISD Police Department is completing their investigation with the expectation of pursuing criminal charges.”
The employee is being investigated by both the Conroe ISD Police Department and the Public Integrity Section of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.