The bus driver wound up with DUI and a whopping 26 criminal charges on her record.
WFMZ, a media outlet covering the New Jersey-Pennsylvania surrounding area, reported on a wild exchange that occurred between a 44-year old bus driver and the students she transports to and fro school on a daily basis. Lori Ann Mankos, employed by the local Northhampton Senior High School grew tired of hearing the students jeer her driving skills, so she yelled back at them using expletive language, after which she abandoned them in the main vestibule of a nearby gas station.
"When there was a turn, a right-hand turn and when she took it she was going far too fast," Mason Persiani said. He was one of the students on the bus that Mankos left in the Sunoco lot. "She ended up being halfway into the opposing lane of traffic," he continued.
Before leaving the keys to the school bus with a Sunoco attendant, Mankos allegedly told the students at large to "go f*ck themselves." As it turns out, the students weren't jeering her for no good reason. Over the course of the ill-fated ride, Mankos dangerously steered the transport vehicle into the opposite lane of traffic. By the time authorities caught up with her, they found her completely out of sorts. Mankos would up arrest on 26 counts of endangering the welfare of children, to go with a failed breathalyzer test.