SANFORD, Fla. -- A day after Local 6 News first aired video of a father threatening to kill students on a Central Florida school bus, the TV station has obtained new video showing what motivated the rant.
James Jones, of Sanford, was arrested Thursday on charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing a school function and booked into the Seminole County Jail. He was later released on bond.
Jones said on Friday that his 13-year-old daughter is in the hospital, but he didn't say if it's related to the incident.
Video shows Jones walking onto a school bus headed to Greenwood Lakes Middle School in Lake Mary last month and threatening students and the driver
The day before the incident, his daughter was sitting near the back of the school bus, and new video obtained by Local 6 News shows a white object in the middle of the aisle of the bus. According to Jones and other students on the bus, the object was an unwrapped condom. The video shows a boy sitting behind James' daughter getting up from his seat and picking the condom up. The video then shows him move back to his seat carrying the condom and tossing it onto the girl's hair. As she struggled to pull it out, students aboard the bus erupt in laughter, the video shows.
Jones said the video explains why he reacted the way he did, threatening to kill students.
"I couldn't see myself letting my kids get disrespected in front of every other kid. That's what was going through my head," Jones said.
Parents agree but said Jones crossed the line.
"I can feel where he's coming from of why he was mad and said and did what he did, but I don't understand why he would attack another kid," Jason Tate, the father of a 6-year-old girl, said Thursday.
Police met with the student and his parents Thursday and said it's up to the Joneses to decide whether to press charges against the boy, who could be charged with battery for flicking the victim in the ear.
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