Two additional arrest made in school bus bandana bandits incident | News
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Charlotte police say they have arrested two additional juveniles in connection with an incident on April 16 when an SUV pulled in front of a school bus and four men wearing red bandanas tried to board the bus.
The bus driver was able to manuever around the SUV and drive out of the area.
Earlier this month, police arrested a juvenile who was in the SUV.
The latest arrest were made earlier this month, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
One of the juveniles was charged with 31 counts of false imprisonment, trespassing and coommunicating a threat.
Another was charged with two counts of false imprisonment, communicating threats and impeding a school bus. The third was charged with stopping and impeding a school bus.
The incident was reported at 4:40 p.m. on the 2700 block of Dalecrest Drive near North Graham Street, according to the police report from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Bus 112, from James Martin Middle School, was blocked from moving forward by a white SUV on Dalecrest Drive.
Four people jumped out of the vehicle with red bandanas over their faces. One of the men beat on the hood of the bus, causing $100 in damage, according to the report. That man smashed a window on the bus during the incident, school officials say.
According to the police report, a second man attempted to force his way on the school bus by kicking the front door to get to the 23-year-old bus driver.
Witnesses at the scene were reportedly saying "is that him?" referring to the bus driver, WBTV learned.
An assistant principal was on board the bus when the incident happened, police said.
"This incident apparently stemmed from a false allegation that the bus driver had assaulted students last Friday," Charlotte-Mecklenburg police told WBTV. "The allegations were proven to be false, but investigators believe that the four subjects attempting to board the bus were doing so out of retaliation."
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