Harmony Police charged Larry Bonzo, 55, of Beaver Road, with two counts of child endangerment, but the charges could be dropped if he follows through with the classes and stays out of trouble.
Angered by the noise, police said Bonzo abruptly stopped the bus in the 2700 block of Legionville Road, near BeeMac Trucking, and told the boys to stop being disruptive, sit down or get off the bus. He then ordered the two off the bus.
Police said the two frightened teens ran off the bus and one of the boys left his jacket behind. The average temperature that day was 21 degrees.
Bonzo's attorney Myron Sainovich told KDKA-TV the boys made an adult decision when they got off the bus.
“We have sometimes some children that don’t behave correctly on buses and things like that, and I can understand how frustrating it must be for some bus drivers to handle the loud noise,” Sainovich told KDKA.
Harmony police Patrolman Jason Vular said a father, whose son rides the bus, drove to the area and found the boys walking near the intersection of Legionville Road and Duss Avenue.
They were let off about three miles from their bus stop and had walked about a mile, Vular said.
Bonzo will be under the supervision of an adult probation officer for the next six months and, if there are no further incidents and no arrests, KDKA reports the charges will be dropped.
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