JEROME, Idaho -- A bus driver with a school district in Idaho has been fired after video showed her allegedly mistreating a student. Fellow students said it had been going on for awhile.
Mary Black was fired from North Side Bus Company after cell phone video was recorded on Thursday, September 1st.
That video shows Black pouring water on Miguel Martinez, an eighth-grader at Jerome Middle School who said Black retaliated after he accidentally dropped a bottle of water.
"So she got mad and went and got the water bottle. She was like 'I'm going to pour it on you 'cause you poured it on other people.' And I was like 'that was an accident when I poured it on her. Like, I didn't even mean to.' She was all like 'And? And?' And that's when she started to pour the water and she says that it was an accident," Martinez said.
Brayan Tapia filmed the incident, and said he wanted to prove what he has been telling his parents for years.
"This has been going on for several years, but no one's ever recorded her and each time we try to tell someone, she kicks us out of the bus, and we can't really do nothing about it. We have no evidence," Tapia said.
Tapia said he hopes his evidence can shed light on the mistreatment of people as a result of their heritage and skin color.
"You speak to me, you speak to me in English. I live in America and it's an English-speaking country. So if you want to speak to me, you speak to me in English," Black can be heard saying in the video.
The owner of North Side Bus Company said he fired the driver despite staffing shortages.
The school district's superintendent is aware of the cell phone video in this case.