The video of a shocking school bus beating video out of Florida is now raising questions of school bus safety.
Many were enraged the driver didn't step in and stop it. But neither he nor many other school bus drivers across the nation are required to do so.
“This disturbing cell phone video, showing three teens brutally beating a 13-year-old boy in Pinellas, Florida, is just the latest example of bullying on board school buses,” CNN’s Pamela Brown reports.
The driver behind the wheel in this case was 64-year-old John Moody, who looked on in horror, and radioed for help.
No nationwide policy exists on how to deal with school bus violence. Every school district has its own.
“Pinellas County school policy gives drivers the choice of whether they should physically intervene,” Brown reports.
Ken Trump, President of the National School Safety & Security Services, says, “The driver has to take the totality of the circumstances into consideration.”
According to Trump, the driver must consider whether he puts other children at risk by leaving the front of the bus.
"The school bus is an extension of the school and the same discipline applies,” Trump says.
“I think that the kids believe it's harder to get caught. And when they do do something, it's harder for one adult to intervene."