A Fort Mill dad is facing charges after surveillance video shows him getting onto a school bus and threatening the driver and a student.
The incident happened a month ago but 27-year-old Lamarcus Colvin was booked into the York County jail this morning following the incident that was caught on bus surveillance and a students’ cell phone.
Students heading home on the school bus from River View Elementary were held up when, according to reports from the York County Sheriff’s Office, Lamarcus Colvin boarded the bus and questioned the driver about his son being written up.
“My kid said that someone on the bus was hitting his kid that was disabled,” said a parent who’s child rides the bus.
The report described what was seen on the surveillance video including, Colvin getting on the bus then arguing and cursing at the driver. The driver ordered Colvin off several times but he refused.
The argument continued and Colvin got off the bus, then got back on, continuing to yell and curse. The report states at that point he began yelling at a student and threatened them with bodily injury.
“We was standing at the bus stop and I did see him get on the bus and was in the bus driver’s face. I didn’t see him do anything to a kid but he was very irate and very furious with the bus driver,” said the woman who witnessed the encounter but asked to remain anonymous.
Colvin is charged with interfering with the operation of a school bus, two counts of third degree assault and battery and public disorderly conduct.
One parent said her son had already gotten off the bus when Colvin’s tirade began but she believes parents of children who were still on the bus should be upset.
The parent also said she saw immediate changes on the bus. “Yeah it was a different bus driver and for like a week straight there was a police cop on the bus also.”
Surveillance video showed some children crying and hiding behind their chairs and one student pull out her phone and start recording. According to the report, the cell phone video was turned over to deputies.
The school district declined to comment on the incident because it’s an ongoing investigation.
One parent’s advice, “Just go to the school district, don’t get on the bus.”
Colvin’s family declined to comment on the incident but said they have hired an attorney.