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Man charged with attacking CCSD bus driver claims self-defense

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– A person charged with assaulting a Clark County School District (CCSD) bus driver, says there’s extra to the story, and that he was solely defending himself.

Otis Tanner, 46, is out on bail after getting right into a verbal and bodily altercation with the bus driver.

Tanner stated that he was defending college students for an incident that had occurred a day prior, however when he confronted the bus driver, that’s when issues obtained uncontrolled.

Tanner stated that the day earlier than the assault, his daughter and a number of other different college students have been kicked off the identical bus, by the identical bus driver for unknown causes.

Tanner stated he alerted CCSD and claimed the principal of Valley High School, the place his daughter goes to highschool, stated they might tackle the difficulty. However, Tanner needed to speak to the bus driver himself, one on one.

“I was standing on the steps when I was talking to him and at this time he gets up, takes off his seatbelt, and gets out of his seat,” Tanner instructed 8 News Now. “And then comes at me and says get the “f” off the bus.”

 “He then grabs me and tries to throw me down the stairs,” stated Tanner.

Tanner stated after the bus driver dispatched campus police is when issues escalated.

“He kept antagonizing me and provoking me,” Tanner stated. 

“While we were off the bus he retreated back to the bus and grabbed a weapon and proceeded to come back after telling me he was going to bust my head and then he came after me,” he stated.

The scenario ended when one other guardian stepped in, stated Tanner, however trying again he stated though he doesn’t really feel like he was within the improper, he now would have dealt with the scenario in a different way in entrance of the children.

According to Tanner, there was a brand new bus driver in his neighborhood selecting up college students Monday. No phrase on the opposite bus driver’s situation. Tanner is due again in courtroom Tuesday, Aug. 23.

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