ROSEVILLE - You may think loud kids are the biggest problem school bus drivers face, but these days drivers have to be ready to confront threats of all kind. Saturday bus drivers from across the region met at Roseville High School to get some experience on how to respond to an active shooter.
In many cases the bus driver is the first line of defense for school kids, so instructors put them through several scenarios on how to prevent a tragedy. On the bus, drivers are taught how to brake abruptly to throw the bad guy to the ground, and that's just the beginning.
"Confronting them, beating the crap out of them. I don't care what. Those kids are mine. As soon as they step on this bus, they're mine. They're not the parents' kids anymore. They're mine, all mine," bus driver Lorene Hines said.