Prince George’s County Police Arrests School Bus Aide For Assaulting 1st Grader on School Bus

June 11, 2018
DeQuan Brooks, 22 of Laurel

DeQuan Brooks, 22 of Laurel


On the evening of Friday, June 8th, Prince George’s County Public School Security provided our agency with video of Brooks, a bus aide, on a school bus with students en route to the Foundation School in Largo. Brooks is seen on in-bus surveillance video sitting in a seat next to a 7 year-old boy when he grabs the child and shoves him into several seats while he assaults the child about the head and neck. We immediately launched an investigation upon reviewing the videotaped assault. Within 24 hours of beginning our investigation, Brooks was taken into custody and charged with Child Abuse and 2nd Degree Assault.

Preliminarily, our investigation reveals the incident on the bus occurred around 8:26 am on Thursday, June 6th. At approximately 8:45am, bus transportation officials called 911 with a report of a disorderly student on the bus. PGPD patrol officers responded to the bus where it had stopped at Annapolis and Bell Station roads. Once on scene, our officers were advised by the three adults on the bus that a student had been acting out and had attempted to throw Brooks’ cellphone out of a window. Officers found no evidence to support the allegation against the student. Our officers were never informed that a student had been physically assaulted by Brooks. It wasn’t until the following evening on Friday, June 8th, when school security provided the surveillance video that we learned about the assault and launched this investigation. We made contact with the victim and his parent who had been told earlier that their child had acted up on the bus ride to school Thursday morning. We advised the parent of our investigation that their child had been assaulted and advised that the child be seen by a doctor. The child did have bruising on his neck.

Brooks is currently in custody at the Department of Corrections and is being held without bond.

Our investigation into the circumstances of this incident continues.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Unit at (301) 772-4930. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

24 Responses to Prince George’s County Police Arrests School Bus Aide For Assaulting 1st Grader on School Bus

  1. A concerned mom of 3 on June 11, 2018 at 10:44 am

    These bus drivers and aides some that ive had personal experiences with kne would threateb my daughter say shes going to call the cops if she spoke again and she would go to jail with all bad men….when notifed transportation they said its how they are trained to scare kids…
    But yet teachers teach them to go to a police officer for help….this guy should remain in jail….i hope everything is good with the child and my heart hurts that boy experienced such a horrific act.

    • Whaaaat? on June 12, 2018 at 1:33 pm

      Please dont help your 3 kids with their homework, they will thank you later…

  2. WaggsALot on June 11, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Soooooo what’s going to happen to the other 2 adults who lied to police and said the child was acting out???

    • Wiseacre on June 11, 2018 at 11:58 am

      Nothing! That’s a misdemeanor, just like saying the police sexually assaulted you when being pulled over and ranting about it on social media.

    • Nick on June 11, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      I was wondering the same thing. They need to be held accountable for their lies!

  3. Anonymous on June 11, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Soooooo, Big Dookie, what’s up with your brothas lately?

    • Grammar Police on June 12, 2018 at 8:46 am


      • Grammar tro on June 17, 2018 at 5:03 am

        LMAO what a loser correcting that. Wow you live a boring life, dork. You wouldnt correct people for speaking incorrectly, because you know you’d get your a## beat. We will type informal as we want. Get over it cupcake.

        • Otis Scorpio types all formal-like on June 17, 2018 at 5:19 pm

          *as informally as we want. And the rest of us, who stayed in school, will continue to correct you.

          I do correct people for speaking incorrectly. I never get “my a##” *beaten, not even by semi-literate internet tough guys.

      • Anonymous on June 17, 2018 at 7:28 am

        Grammar Police LOL what a little bi###.

  4. Anonymous on June 11, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Nothing will happen to them,its the Democratic way to lie and cover up.Thats whats wrong with this world,these screwed up democrats

    • Anonymous on June 12, 2018 at 4:28 am

      No, the world is screwed up because people keep blaming political parties for the stupid behaviors of one (in this case) three individuals!
      This has nothing to do with politics!

      • Capt Obvious on June 13, 2018 at 11:49 am

        Cumulative. So theoretically, yes, it can be directly realted to politics

  5. Anon on June 11, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    So the three of them in cahoots together lying about the 7 year old child’s behavior, rather than turning in one of their own. Hope parents sue the fk out of the County and Bus contractor.

  6. Fed up with fools on June 11, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    The number 83 on his shirt,should be how many years he gets in prison,or 83 face punches from the public,

  7. Back to School on June 12, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Wonder why this kind of BS never happened in the 70’s when we were in school?

    Almost looks as if the “changes” in the school system’s “kit glove handling” of discipline has led to a bunch of hoodlums running the show and untouchable kids taking over.

    But then you have the abusers to deal with too. Sure isn’t better!

  8. TellItLikeItIs on June 12, 2018 at 11:22 am

    “I’m sorry sir but, what is your first name?”
    — “DeQuan.”
    “Did you say “Day-Kwan?”
    –“Yes, I did.”

    “Next please.”

  9. somdguy on June 12, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    So another black arrested…but they good people…if that was my kid your black a@@ would have a lot more to worry about than jail..come on when are we gonna realize..AFRICA WANTS YALL BACK..your no more good here nothing but causing trouble

    • somdtoughguy on June 13, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Oh snap! Internet tough guy in the house.

  10. Anonymous on June 12, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I hope he didn’t plan on a future of working with kids because he just ruined that. Even if he never lays a hand on another child for the rest of his life he will be looked upon as too unstable to be around or work around children because of this incident. I don’t care what a kid that young does they don’t deserve a beating from a non-parent. If the kid is being a little jerk you tell the parents and if the parents are one of those that does nothing to discipline their kids you sit back and take solace in the fact that you only have to put up with them on a temporary basis and the kid will probably grow up to be trash and have a crappy life.

    • Do What Now? on June 13, 2018 at 11:53 am

      I dont if I’d go that far,Libs are all about second, I mean third, I mean fourth, I mean fifth, I mean sixth, I mean seventh chances… For the next 4 chances we will just hear about how he isnt responsible for his actions, hes a victim of a poor upbringing, he was getting his life on track, he a good dude, he a good father to his 14 keeds… I wont be until that airth offense that he will get pinched, and then we will hear “if he were white he would have gotten off”. Meanwhile the white guy gets pinched after the first offense…

      • Mysterious Basher on June 19, 2018 at 10:54 am

        Your spelling and grammar makes it impossible to know which color you are representing…..

        How bout a clue?

  11. Guess the Rest on June 13, 2018 at 6:14 am

    His name is………”Dequan”

    Nothing further, “your honor”.

  12. BillyBob on June 13, 2018 at 6:21 am

    Another tough guy picking on a kid. He will wind up in prison at some point or dead from d!cking with the wrong person’s kid.