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MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -
Teenage love turned violent on a school bus ride home in Rutherford County, doing damage along the way.
But one student's parents claim that school administrators went after the victim instead of the aggressor and then left them with the bill.
A female student was accused of repeatedly hitting her boyfriend last Wednesday, but it was the boyfriend who got a $1,640 bill for vandalism.
"The school has suspended him, and he's in trouble at school and he was assaulted," said parent Cristina Cannon.
The driver on bus No. 86 asked the female student to move to the front of the bus after seeing her hit Cannon's son.
"I was rather upset that my son was assaulted and felt a need to get out of the situation, stating the bus driver would not help him and told him to sit down after being hit in the face repeatedly," Cannon said.
According to school officials, the male student also came to the front and attempted to get off the bus by first pushing on the door and then pressing the button to open it, but the driver closed it back. The student then went to the rear exit and got off.
"The bus driver intended on filing a report so the students could be disciplined for their behavior, but the way the student tried to leave the bus was a completely inappropriate and unsafe situation," said school district spokesman James Evans.
The contracted bus owner received an estimate to replace the door, and the family was ordered to pay $1,640 in damages by school officials.
"The doors were still in service. No one had actually seen the doors, and no one inspected them, and what we understand it was a verbal quote," Cannon said. "The bus was in service that afternoon and the next morning."
The bus, as are all buses contracted by Rutherford County Schools, is equipped with cameras, but there was a problem playing back the video.
"It appeared to be working properly, but when they pulled the hard drive to pull the video off the hard drive, it was corrupted," Evans said.
Cannon decided to withdraw her son from Blackman High School and said he will now be home-schooled.
She also has another son riding that same bus, but she refuses to let him on. He's now getting to school by other means.
The female student was also disciplined for hitting Cannon's son.
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