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Clayton County mom wants bus driver fired after son punched on bus

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RIVERDALE, GA (CBS46) -

Gus Jackson weighs less than 100 pounds, but last week he looked like he was in a heavyweight fight after he said he was attacked by a boy on a Clayton County school bus.

"I told him to stop picking on my sisters, so then I sat back down. When I sat down he said do you have something to say? I said no, can you please get out of my seat, and then he started hitting me," Gus Jackson said.

Gus Jackson said he was hit in the face five or six times leading to a black eye, and he said the bus driver did nothing to stop the beating.

"She stopped the bus and just watched the fight," Gus Jackson said.

Jessica Jackson, Gus' mom said the bus driver waited until the end of the day to report the fight.

"She should have at least called the police. She had a cell phone, she had a radio so she should have called it in right there instead of watching my son get beat," Jessica Jackson said.

Jessica Jackson said she wanted to see video of the incident, but she said school officials told her the cameras on the bus have been out of service for nearly a year.

"That is very unacceptable to me," Jessica Jackson said.

A spokesperson with the Clayton County School District said the district is looking into the incident.

Jessica Jackson said although the boy who attacked her son was suspended, she thinks the bus driver should be punished as well.

"I would think she should lose her job because she is not taking it serious, she is not taking her job serious," said Jessica Jackson.

"She should have held that boy back on the bus and me on the bus, and just took us back to the school so we could handle the situation," Gus Jackson said.

"I would think she should lose her job because she is not taking it serious, she is not taking her job serious," said Jessica Jackson.

"She should have held that boy back on the bus and me on the bus and just took us back to the school so we could handle the situation," Gus Jackson said.

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