Teen Arrested After Altercation At Bus Terminal

October 13, 2018 | 22 Comments

Police attended a “disturbance” at the Hamilton bus terminal on Friday afternoon, and a 16-year-old boy “believed to have been involved in the incident was arrested and later released on police bail,” the police have confirmed.

Hamilton Bus Terminal Bermuda Oct 12 2018 (1)

A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:15pm Friday [October 12th] police officers were dispatched to a reported disturbance at the City of Hamilton bus terminal.

“Initial information suggests that a group of students were involved in an altercation and that the participants dispersed on police arrival.

Hamilton Bus Terminal Bermuda Oct 12 2018 (2)

“However, a 16-year-old boy believed to have been involved in the incident was arrested and later released on police bail pending further inquiries.

“Any witnesses are asked to call the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. Wahoo says:

    This behaviour is a let down to all of us.

  2. Watcher says:

    The scenes down there yesterday were a disgrace. Thankfully some of the Berkeley staff and the very tall policeman who was off duty were around to break things up.

    By the time things were done there were 8-10 cops tied up they arrested one kid…. It’s shameful that we complain about what the police are doing but then they’re tied up babysitting our kids cause they’re behavior is out of control.

    One kid was hurling all kinds of abuse at the officers from inside a bus and when he was told to be quiet by the tall officer some family member got in the officers face swearing at him instead of reprimanding the child. It was ridiculous behavior.

    I’m all for the kids having free bus rides but wouldn’t cutting it off at say 4.30 during the week mean that they would have to get on the buses and go home instead of hanging around for hours in town.

    • sara says:

      shut up dummy you dont even know what your talking about

      • Anbu says:

        Im guessing youre one of the little turds she was talking about.

      • Watcher says:

        i Was 5 feet away so I know exactly what went on, Slightly guilty consciences? It wasn’t you running yer mouth at the officer was it?

        • sara again says:

          watcher are you aware of what actually took place that day and who was in the wrong or are you just expressing what you think happened? why was he even arrested? bet you couldn’t tell me that lol but you just know he’s wrong don’t you ohhh maybe cause his skin was black…. the young man was attacked by the way if u want the real story

      • Kim Smith says:

        Sara, by any chance were you the family member who “got in the officers face swearing at him instead of reprimanding the child”?

    • Wahoo says:

      They don’t even say goodmorning when they get in the bus. They really are a disgrace…sorry but our kids are an embarrassment to their parents and all real Bermudins.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Interesting perspective.
        I still say ‘good morning’ when I board and ‘thank you’ when I get off.
        Old habits drilled in at an early age by very strict parents last a lifetime .

  3. Southampton says:

    16 year old BABY acting like a fool.
    What he needs is good cut tail.
    Now I suppose the parents will want to condem the police for
    arresting the little brat.

  4. Adklee says:

    This is truly an unfortunate incident and I’m glad no one appears to have been seirously injured. This sort of misbehavior derives from misplaced prioroties and misguidance. Youth are unable to cope with conflict and see “acting out” as the best way to handle disagreements.

    Speaking directly to the mass gatherings in town after school, it is no secret that it is the result of having 2 mega high schools. To mitigate the issue, I agree there should be a cutoff time for free bus rides – 4:30 sounds reasonable. That way, the bus terminal won’t be too congested come 5pm.

    One potential adverse reaction would understandably come from parents of children who have legitimate reason to access the buses after hours due to extra/co-curricular activities.

  5. One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about the battle that goes on inside of people.He said , My Son,the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.
    One is evil.It is anger,envy,jealousy,sorrow,regret,greed,arrogance,self pity,guilt,resentment, inferiority,lies,false pride,superiority and ego.
    The other is good.It is joy,peace,love,hope,serenity,humility,kindness,benevolence,empathy, generosity,truth,compassion,and faith.
    The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,”which one wins?”
    The old Cherokee simply replied,
    “The one you feed.”
    White Elk.

  6. Imjustsaying says:

    It want stop until you make the parents accountable.I know it’s a hard statement but that’s the reality of it.

    • Wahoo says:

      Why just the parents? What do we teach at this school? They are supposed to be our best but before they even get to the terminal they have let themselves down with their behavior.

  7. Giddy up says:

    This is what happens when you take correcting children out of homes & schools. Also stop blaming the parents. You can teach you children & bring them up right. You don’t know what is going to happen when you are not around. A good cut ass will do a lot of them good. I had it & lots of other people y age did also.

  8. Just Me says:

    Some of these kids come from great parents and great homes however when they get around their peers they act totally different.. I’ve instilled in my kids to turn their backs on confrontation however if they need to defend themselves they must do so..Maybe this kid was defending himself

  9. VinceD says:

    Get the minibuses to take the from school and back home! Worked out great last year!

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