More than a hundred children from Don Bosco and Sint-Angela de Haacht secondary schools took the bus this Friday evening. The driver picked up all the schoolchildren but refused to stop for 45 minutes despite calls from passengers.
After a while, several children would have panicked. They started screaming and crying, but the driver made no attempt to stop. “His driving style, on the other hand, was very aggressive,” explains a pupil to our colleagues from Het Laatste Nieuws. “We called the police ourselves from the school bus. A little later we saw an anonymous police vehicle driving behind the bus. Finally, the driver stopped at the last stop, in Steenokkerzeel. All the parents came there to pick up their children. “
De Lijn confirmed the incident on Friday evening. “We are awaiting the investigation by the police,” explains the spokesperson for the transport company to the Flemish daily. “We currently have no explanation for the behavior of the driver. “