Hammer-wielding mom caught smashing school bus full of children, officials say



Video shows angry mother smashing packed school bus with hammer

The Wisconsin mother chased the bus after learning her daughter was in a struggle within.

A hammer-wielding Wisconsin mother caught on video reigning terror on a school bus full of children after she’d taught her daughter got into a fight with another pupil on board, an incident she later explained as a “meltdown.”

Megan Gumbus was charged with disorderly conduct last Thursday after smashing a school bus’ windows, when the driver would not let the 33-year-old daughter out of the car, police said.

Two students were caught punching each other on a bus during an incident in April.


The incident, which happened in April, began when a fight broke out on the bus in Glendale transfer students from Nicolet High School, FOX6 Milwaukee reported.

Surveillance video released captured two girls throwing punches and claws at one another for more than a minute as the bus was in motion. Several students were seen recording the incident on their mobile phone.


Megan Gumbus, 33, was caught on camera smashing a school bus window and doors with a hammer.


At one point, the two girls stop fighting and one of the girls named Gumbus, who was able to track down the school bus. Video showed a car swerving in front of the bus and a woman approached the vehicle armed with a hammer.

“This parent has a hammer on my door. This lady is crazy,” the bus driver told dispatchers during an attempt to escape Gumbus, according to FOX6.

Gumbus cut the school bus out again — but this time it started smashing the doors about 15 children started to scream on the bus. The children were off the bus, the report stated.

The driver told dispatch, “I can’t let nobody out of this bus. I can’t let nobody out of this bus.”

Ultimately, the director allowed Gumbus’ daughter from the bus.


Gumbus later told the police she had a “meltdown” when the director would not let her daughter off the bus. She added that her privilege was not to attack or beat-up of all children,” FOX6 reported.

“This parent has a hammer on my door. This lady is crazy.”

– School bus driver

Nicolet School District and Riteway Transport Company released a statement to the news station says the bus driver followed safety protocols in the April incident.

“Not knowing the intent of the individual pursuit of the bus, the driver followed the instructions of the GO Riteway Road Safety Supervisor to continue to the protection of the welfare of the students on the bus,” the statement read.

Gumbus’ charges were downgraded after they paid $675 to restore the bus’ door and window, the Journal Sentinel reported.

The girls involved in the fight were also cited for disorderly conduct.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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