Driver involved in Gilbert school bus fight resigns

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GILBERT -- A driver involved in a videotaped fight on a school bus last year that was nationally publicized is leaving the Higley Unified School District.

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RAW: Girls brawl on Higley bus (Warning: Graphic) - WARNING: GRAPHIC Raw footage caputured inside the bus when a school bus driver and a student got into a verbal and physical altercation.

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In February 2008, driver Kim Sullivan and a 14-year-old Williams Field High School student argued after Sullivan stopped the bus to quiet noisy students.

Sullivan attempted to stop the female student from leaving the bus using physical force, a video filmed from a camera above the driver's seat showed, and the two began to fight.

At one point, Sullivan's 16-year-old daughter pulled the student away by the hair.

The student switched schools after the incident and was later found guilty on one count of disorderly conduct.

Sullivan was not charged in the case.

The Higley school board approved Sullivan's resignation Thursday night and her last official day in the district is Sept. 4.

Information from: East Valley Tribune/Scottsdale Tribune

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