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FL bus driver accused of staging student fight

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A fight involving two teenaged girls has left law enforcement in Polk County stunned over how it came about.

According to investigators a school bus driver took the two girls, 13 and 16-years-old, and a bus full of students to her house so the teens could fight.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said "when we first learned of this last night we thought you know this is so bizarre it has to be true because people can't make this up."

Witnesses say it started when the two girls were arguing on the bus.

"and all of a sudden the school bus drivers says and I quote this is going to be handled today they need to fight" said Judd.

According to reports, the bus driver, 29 year old Patrice Sanders passed several bus stops to take the students to her Lakeland house so the girls could fight in her front yard.

Sheriff Judd added, "you know what I want to say to Patrice come on girl, what are you thinking, how in the world could you allow and promote and encourage children to fight."

After the girls stopped fighting, they got back on the bus and started fighting again.

Then the students say, the bus driver told them what happens on the bus stays on the bus.

Sheriff Grady Judd added, "can you imagine that, can you imagine all of those I phones all of those clips and she thinks it was going to stay on the bus."

Neither of the girls suffered any serious injuries during the fights.

Right now the school bus driver is facing charges ranging from child abuse to false imprisonment, but Sheriff Judd says there could be more charges coming in he future.

The bus driver has since been fired by the school district.

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