Video: Georgia cop’s profanity-filled lecture to rowdy kids on school bus

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DALTON, Ga. — A Georgia police officer and his colleague have been suspended after they used foul language to discipline some rowdy students. The local police chief said he usually keeps things like these under wraps, but said he felt the community needed to know what happened.

The video above, which has been censored, shows Officer John Gurrieri’s encounter with the kids, and the speech included profanity: “What if she flips the bus over or hits somebody? You think it’s f****** funny…”

Along with veteran officer Steven Collins, he was was dispatched to Glenwood Avenue.

That’s where a bus driver called 911, saying more than 50 kids on her bus were out of control, and she couldn’t focus on driving safely.

“Do ya’ll in the back understand what’s happening? The Dalton Police is coming out here,” the driver says in the video.

When officer Gurrieri arrives, it’s what he says that got him suspended, not how he says it.

“You’re hiding your face,” the officer said in the video. “Look at me like a man. You wanna grow up and be a man? Look at me like a f****** man… She got no tolerance for this s*** cause she expects more out of 12, 13, 14 year olds.”

Throughout the incident, Gurrieri ultimately stayed calm.

Meanwhile, outside, investigators say Officer Collins is swearing at another student that Gurrieri pulled outside. That part is not caught on the tape. Shortly after, Dalton Police Chief Jason Parker said he got a call from a parent who was outraged.

“I was very surprised to hear about this, certainly we don’t expect this kind of behavior from our officers and I wanted to see what the facts are,” he said. “We found out the facts and found out they matched pretty much what the person who complained said.”


  • Carl D.

    I would have to support the bus driver on this one and the police officers for lecturing and swearing at the kids, they absolutely deserved this talking to and the parents needs to see that and tell their out of control kids that the bus drivers are being paid to drive them to and from school safely! So, hooray for the officers and the bus driver for calling 911. Kids beware next time and if the bus gets into an accident or worse…we don’t want to hear their crying and belly aching about it! Last but, no least: to all the kids…GROW UP!!!!!!!!!!

  • marv

    its funny how this generation respect level is pretty much out the window kids nowadays are killing there own parents on petty things fighting adults but yet we as older generation is supposed to tolerate it yet when we were young we were to scared to even cross that bridge but the law has done overtaken it so y shouldnt these kids nowadays act up its not like the majority of parents this generation are doing much to prevent it

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