A bus driver in Cleveland made good on a threat to pull the bus over if the kids didn’t behave, stopping at a gas station for Ohio High Patrol troopers to detain three students for a racially-charged disturbance on a school trip, The Plain Dealer reports.
Three students from the Newton D. Baker School of Arts were on the trip back after a school trip to Cedar Point when they allegedly threatened to “shoot up” the bus and used a racial slur against the driver.
The boys allegedly threw water bottles and Nutri-Grain bars at a teacher and punched the ceiling of the bus.
One boy shoved a teacher while trying to open the emergency rear door of the bus while it was moving. The boy then tried to climb out a window.
The bus driver called in the disturbance and stopped at a gas station in Sheffield where troopers detained the boys until Cleveland Metropolitan School District police officers arrived.
“[The school district] has zero tolerance for fighting or for disruption of any school activities, and students face serious consequences when their actions pose a danger to themselves and others,” spokeswoman Roseann Canfora said in a statement.
The students were questioned and released to their parents, but may still face charges in juvenile court.
The boys claim they were provoked by two girls, which a teacher on the trip denies ever happened.