Deaf News: Bus driver ‘threatened to throw deaf boy off bus’ for being too noisy

Posted on March 2, 2015

The Mirror has reported:

A dad travelling with his deaf son claims a bus driver threatened to throw them off because the two-year-old was being too noisy.

Kyle Johnson, 23, was on his way back from a hospital appointment with son Ethan when the boy got excited and started talking loudly.

He says the driver called him over and said other passengers had complained.

Mr Johnson said he was given the ultimatum of either getting Ethan to quieten down or the pair would have to get off.

Thankfully, Mr Johnson managed to lull the toddler to sleep in his pushchair and they stay on the bus.

But he has accused the First bus driver of discrimination.

The supermarket cleaner, from Plymouth, Devon, said: “I explained to the driver that Ethan was deaf, but his response was ‘I really can’t do a lot, I’ve had complaints’.

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