Rapid bus driver enters plea for taped fight with teen

Alisa Miller's May 5, 2015 mug shot from the Kent County Correctional Facility.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD)— A Rapid driver is pleading guilty to her role in a fight caught on a bus surveillance camera.

Alicia Miller pleaded guilty to assault and battery in 61st District Court Monday. The charge stems from a fight between Miller and a 15-year-old girl that happened near Union High School on April 30.

Surveillance video shows the driver and the teenager verbally spar before they both step off the bus. The video obtained by 24 Hour News 8 seems to show Miller shoving the girl before the two engage in a fight.

Several students helped break up the fight and eventually the bus driver returned to the bus.

Cameras on the bus continued to record the driver as she called for assistance,saying that the students “jumped” her.
At one point, she grabbed what appeared to be a crowbar while saying, “kill this b****.” However, she never did anything with the crowbar.

The 15-year-old student involved in the fight was charged with disturbing the public. Her name was not released because she was a minor.

Miller previously entered a not guilty plea in the case in May.  When she changed that plea to guilty Monday, the prosecutor recommended she not face jail time.

She is expected back in court for sentencing Dec. 8.

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