May 26, 2016


Amherst Schools bus aide placed on leave after altercation among students

AMHERST – An Amherst Schools bus aide was placed on administrative leave after breaking up horseplay involving four students on a bus last month, Amherst Schools Superintendent Steve Sayers said.

The bus carrying the students left Lorain County Academy in Oberlin at the end of May.

“Some horseplay resulted in two students getting into an altercation,” Sayers said.

A bus aide intervened and broke up the fight but was placed on administrative leave shortly after the incident so the school district and police could investigate “the way he intervened,” Sayers said.

Amherst Police Chief Joe Kucirek said the Police Department is still investigating the incident and is reaching out to witnesses on the bus for more information.