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Officers curse at rowdy students after school bus driver calls 911

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Posted at 11:46 AM, Dec 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-06 11:46:25-05

(WTVC) — A Georgia police officer and his colleague have been suspended after they used foul language to discipline some rowdy students.

The local police chief said he usually keeps things like these under wraps, but said he felt the community needed to know what happened.

It started with a 911 call made by a bus driver when more than 50 kids on her bus were out of control and she couldn’t focus on driving.

The officer who responded boarded the bus. Video captured him cursing as he addressed the students, although he ultimately remained calm.

“What if (the driver) flips the bus over or hits somebody? You think it’s (expletive) funny? … You’re hiding your face. Look at me like a man. You wanna grow up and be a man? Look at me like a (expletive) man. … (The driver has) no tolerance for this (expletive) cause she expects more out of 12, 13, 14 year olds,” were a few of the things he said.

Meanwhile, outside of the bus, investigators said another officer was swearing at a student who was pulled aside, but that part was not caught on tape.

The two officers involved were assigned to complete 40 hours of community service.

They will also complete additional training on verbal communication.

By Alyssa Spirato