Family demanding solutions after eight-year-old attacked on college bus
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo household is searching for solutions tonight after an eight-year-old woman was brutally attacked on the college bus by a classmate. Dorismar Vellon was on her method house from Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy Monday when her mom stated an older classmate started to beat her.
“When you see the video, it just turns your stomach,” stated former Buffalo Councilman Robert Quintana. “If you’re a parent or you’re a grandparent, it just goes to your core.”
Because of a language barrier, News 4 spoke with Dorismar’s mom, Jennifer, alongside Quintana who’s a buddy of the household. They’re questioning why the bus driver did nothing to cease the beating.
“As you can tell from the video, it’s happening at the front of the bus. [The bus driver] continues to drive, does not do an incident report,” Quintana stated. “The child, who is so traumatized, does not tell her mother what happened but the next morning does not want to get on the bus.”
Quintana stated this isn’t the primary time this classmate has bullied the second-grader – Dorismar advised her mom she was additionally attacked inside a toilet at college. The household is now demanding the college district take motion.
“This mother has demanded answers – no answers. Emails have gone out to school officials, she has personally gone to the school,” Quintana stated. “The child is still not in school – can’t go to school – has to go to a doctor for medical attention because of the damage that has been caused to her eardrum, to her ears, to different parts of her body.”
Quintana stated at this level the classmate has solely been suspended from driving the bus for the remainder of the week, however the household stated extra have to be achieved. They’re additionally calling for the bus driver to be fired.
“If you have no control of what is happening on your bus, you should not be driving that bus,” Quintana stated. “An older girl against another little eight-year-old girl? What have we come to?”
News 4 reached out to the Buffalo Public School District for remark. Monday afternoon a spokesperson stated he would look into the incident to “respond accordingly” – now we have not heard again since.