Brevard School Bus Driver Disarms Student
By Brevard County Sheriff // September 11, 2014
'incredible job by the School Board employee'
BREVARD COUNTY, • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded Thursday at 3 p.m. to the East End of Judge Fran Jamison Way and Lake Andrews Drive in Viera in reference to a report of a suspicious incident relating to student on a bus in who was believed to have a knife.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies made contact with the bus driver who was notified that a student on the bus may be in possession of a knife.
The driver said the knife was never displayed, and he stopped the bus, made contact with the student and secured the knife.
The knife is described as a kitchen utensil, and no students were harmed or threatened during the incident.
“This was an incredible job by the School Board employee to identify an issue and take action before anyone could be harmed,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
“As a parent, law enforcement officer and Brevard County citizen, I applaud his actions.”
Due to the actions and comments of the 11-year-old juvenile, the child was Baker Acted and any charges relating to the possession of a weapon on school grounds is pending a State Attorney review.