Posted on June 16, 2011

Was Vicious Attack on School Bus Driver Racially Motivated?

Dave Gibson, Examiner (Norfolk), June 15, 2011

Last week, a Portsmouth school bus driver was attacked by a 14-year-old Cradock Middle School student.


Mulder, who was filling in for another driver last Thursday, said that the students became very unruly during her afternoon run, which lead to the attack.

Mulder said: “They were cursing at me, standing up. I kind of rolled through the stop a little bit, and, when I stopped, the students that were standing kind of stumbled forward as they were exiting the bus.”

She continued: “The one particular student, as he was going off the bus, looked at me and said, ‘You white [expletive]. You made me hit my face. I’m gonna -F- yours up.”

The 14-year-old then allegedly proceeded to repeatedly punch Mulder.


The beating was so severe that some of her teeth were actually shoved into the roof of her mouth.

She has had oral surgery to move the teeth back in place, and is still experiencing severe headaches and blurred vision.