MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Chanhassen man was cited for disorderly conduct earlier this month after he allegedly went on a profanity-laced outburst on a school bus with children on board, according to the Carvery County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities were called at about 10 a.m. on March 20 to Chanhassen Elementary School on a report of a disturbance on a school bus that morning.
An investigation showed a boy and a girl on the bus got into a disagreement on the bus on March 18. As the girl was getting off the bus she was teary-eyed and visibly upset. The bus driver asked what was wrong and after hearing her story, the driver made a disparaging remark about the boy.
On the morning of March 20, the boy and his father got on the bus. The father confronted the bus driver about the comment he made about his son, and the bus driver said he was simply trying to calm the girl.
Authorities said the man, after having his son identify the girl, told his son he had his permission to assault any children who were “messing with him.” He told his son that if the other students didn’t want to be friends, he should leave them alone. The man allegedly used several profanities during the discussion with his son, the bus driver and the other children.
School officials said the children on the bus were crying and visibly upset because of the incident. The man was issued a citation for disorderly conduct, and the case has been sent to the Carver County Attorney’s Office for consideration of charges.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at (952) 361-1212.