There have been multiple stories this week of violence on local school buses and what the districts are doing about it.
Now, a brand new case in the Union school district left a 13-year-old girl battered and bruised. Her parents are now seeking answers.
"I was just panicked and I didn't know just how bad her injuries were, and I didn't know what was going on,” says Rhonda Holland.
The family says this all started on Monday when another girl on the bus became annoyed with 13-year-old Bethany and her friend.
"She said if we said the word "what" one more time because we were saying "what" "what" "what to each other... she was going to beat me up,” says Bethany.
“She said I'm going to beat you up tomorrow and you better go to the gym and get prepared."
The next day on the bus ride home, other kids joined in on the bullying.
"They were encouraging it and saying, fight, fight, fight,” says Bethany.
She knew not to make the first move and sat petrified in her seat.
"I just sat there and I knew what was coming and she threw the first punch, and she pinned me down on top of my friend on the bus seat and kept hitting my face,” Bethany says.
According to Bethany, the bus driver never intervened and the girl eventually went back to her seat.
"The bus driver no matter where he was, should have stopped the bus, put the hazards on and gone back to intervene,” says Rhonda.
While the school looks into the matter, Rhonda has a message for others.
"Parents just really need to talk to their kids about bullying and how to treat other kids. I mean it starts at home,” she says.
FOX23 contacted the Union school district and the school responded to the allegations saying:
"We consider our students' time on our buses an extension of the classroom, where school policies regarding acceptable behavior still apply. Because fighting is not an acceptable behavior, the incident that occurred on one of our buses Tuesday afternoon was thoroughly investigated and the appropriate actions were taken."