ELYRIA — Two Elyria police officers were sent to the parking lot of Walmart at Chestnut Commons for an out-of-control 13-year-old who had just attacked a bus driver.
A bus full of students waited in the lot around 4:30 p.m. as police walked the boy into a Lorain County sheriff’s vehicle that arrived later.
A witness, Laurie Vojtko, said she was at Walmart to do some shopping when she saw the bus driver pinning the boy down in an attempt to control him. The bus driver was not injured, said Elyria police Sgt. Gerald Lantz, but he remarked that the boy put up a good fight.
“He was pretty fired up,” he said.
Lantz said the issue started after the boy became angry about issues with “how the bus pulled up.” The boy became so unruly that the bus driver pulled into Walmart.
Lantz said no injuries were reported.
The boy is a student at Willow Creek School in Grafton, which is part of the Positive Education Program. The program offers “integrated services to troubled and troubling children and their families,” according to Positive Education Program’s website.
Lantz could not say if the boy would be charged, and a Lorain County sheriff’s officer at the scene would not comment. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office handled the incident because the events occurred in their jurisdication.
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