BELLE CHASSE, La. – Deputies arrested a woman Friday for getting on a school bus and threatening a sixth-grade student, according to Commander Eric Becnel, a spokesman for the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Sayra Smith, 34, was arrested for trespassing and disturbing the peace, according to the sheriff’s office.
Around 9:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office, Smith got on to a school bus without permission at the intersection of Highway 23 and West St. Peter Street in Oakville.
“Upon entering the bus, Smith stood on the top step next to the driver and verbally threatened a sixth-grade student who was seated toward the rear of the bus,” Becnel said. “When the bus driver attempted to intervene, Smith became even more irate and began to yell obscenities at the driver. The bus driver had to repeatedly ask Smith to exit the bus, before she eventually complied.”
Smith’s daughter and the sixth-grade student who Smith allegedly had threatened had been “involved in an incident on the bus” on Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office. The incident between the two students is under review by the school board.
As a result of the investigation, deputies obtained a warrant for arrest on Smith for trespassing and disturbing the peace. Deputies were unable to locate Smith before she turned herself in to the Belle Chasse Lockup Saturday around 12 p.m.
Smith posted a $1,500 bond and was released pending a court date, according to the sheriff’s office.