Published: Sep 21, 2010 10:50 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 21, 2010 12:49 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida father who stormed onto a school bus and threatened children because his 13-year-old daughter had been bullied is apologizing for the way he handled the situation.

James Willie Jones said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday that he is sorry for his "inappropriate use of language and for the way I handled the situation." But he says his daughter suffers from cerebral palsy and he could not stand by and helplessly watch her suffer.

Jones was charged last week with disorderly conduct and disturbing a school function for the Sept. 3 incident. He later posted $2,000 bail and was ordered to stay away from the driver and county school buses.

Jones plans to hold a news conference Tuesday to answer questions related to the charges.