WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Yesterday we told you about an 11-year-old Brunswick County girl who's been getting in trouble for reading on the school bus. Today we have another bus story. This one is in New Hanover County, and this time two girls were kicked off the school bus in what some people would say is not the safest part of town and left to walk home.
The bus monitor kicked 13-year-old Alex Watson and her friend off the school bus at 8th and Wooster Streets Friday because they were making fun of her. Alex had to walk a mile and a half home. Her parents are furious.
"I would have been upset anywhere she was dropped off a mile and a half from home, but let's face it, when it's around 8th, Dawson and Wooster, there's been several shootings in just the past week or two," Alex's mother Angel Watson said. "Yeah, I was extremely upset."
The school district told WWAY it has suspended the bus driver and monitor without pay and is investigating what happened.