Focus on entire ridership
Recently I read that a school bus driver was dismissed from his duties because of the actions of one of his charges while riding the bus. First and foremost, it is the huge responsibility of the driver to make sure that each and every one of his/her riders is delivered to his/her corner, home or road safely. If that driver’s attention is drawn away from his driving, then an unsafe condition exists.
It is well within the scope of his employment that he is to make the condition right for the entire ridership, not just one or two. If this requires that the driver take action to make this right, then so be it. If this condition persists, then it is or ought to be that the privilege of riding the bus be taken away.
School bus drivers go through testing, background checks and hours of classes to better serve their population in a safe and expedient fashion.