Bus driver fired after pouring water on Spanish-speaking student: ‘Speak to me in English!’
The bus drivers was taped berating a Spanish-speaking student, and was fired for it.
The Northside Bus Company in Jerome, Idaho stated that driver Mary Black has been dismissed after video of her pouring water on eighth grader Miguel Martinez, while telling him he was in America and needed to speak English, went viral.
According to student Brayan Alverez, he began shooting the video after Black got out of her seat and came back in the bus to accuse Martinez of throwing a water bottle.
“She tried to take his phone away and when she didn’t get to do that, she just grabbed the water bottle and started getting him wet,” Alverez explained.
When Martinez attempted to talk to her she went into a rant about speaking English.
“I don’t understand Spanish. I’m not going to learn it. I live in America and it’s an English-speaking country. So if you want to speak to me, speak to me in English,” Black can be heard yelling in the video.