Two McNair High School students were arrested this week over their alleged roles in the stabbing of a DeKalb County school bus driver, warrants and DeKalb County School District officials confirmed.
Keniya Lloyd and Donesia Glass, both of Decatur, “are not currently attending classes,” after the Sept. 14 attack near a home on 2nd Street in Decatur, DeKalb County schools spokesman Andre Riley told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an email.
The injured driver was seated behind the primary bus driver and served as a monitor at the time of the attack, Riley said.
“The incident that involves students from McNair High School, as well as staff from our transportation department, is appalling on all accounts,” district officials said in a statement. “Under no circumstances is an assault on our staff or students acceptable.”
According to a redacted Dekalb County schools police report, Lloyd and the bus driver got into an argument about the bus route when Lloyd approached her with pepper spray and a knife.
Lloyd then hit the bus driver in the face with the pepper spray and threatened to stab and kill the woman, the report alleges. The driver told school district police she felt threatened and pushed and hit the Lloyd.
As the two fought, students broke up the fight, and the driver’s purse was thrown out the window, according to the report. When the driver went to retrieve her purse, Lloyd allegedly followed her and stabbed her in the arm and hand with the knife.
As students again stopped the attack, Lloyd grabbed a broom and began hitting the driver, the report alleges.
According to the report, footage of the fight was posted on Instagram and showed one of the students — identified in arrest warrants as Glass — hand Lloyd the knife tossed during the scuffle, and let her back on the bus.
The two girls were later seen getting off the bus and into a gray Nissan Altima. Both were arrested the following week.
DeKalb emphasized employees involved in the attack would be “investigated thoroughly.”
Glass and Lloyd both face charges of aggravated assault and carrying a weapon on school property. They are out of jail on bond.
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