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POLICE: Louisville parent accused of hitting JCPS substitute bus driver with brick

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Cortez Davis (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Cortez Davis (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been accused of assaulting a Jefferson County Public Schools substitute bus driver after getting into an argument over the proper location to pick up his child.

According to an arrest warrant, the alleged assault took place on Oct. 12. JCPS officials say it involved Bus No. 1184, which had 10 children on board at the time.

Police say 29-year-old Cortez Davis began arguing with a substitute JCPS driver. After the argument, Davis allegedly followed the bus, and at the next stop, near the corner of 35th Street and Penway Avenue, threw a brick through the open door of the bus, hitting the driver in the side.

"I hope they start locking them all up," said Teamsters Local 783 President John Stovall about those who act violently towards drivers. "I mean, it's getting ridiculous. These drivers do a good job and they're good people and they're trying to get your kids home and to school." 

The incident was captured on video surveillance, according to the arrest warrant. Davis ran away, and the bus driver reported the incident to his supervisor when he returned to the bus compound.

A warrant was issued for Davis' arrest on Monday, Nov. 2. Davis was arrested by Louisville Metro Police at his home this morning. He was charged with third degree assault, and is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

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