SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A Florida father who stormed onto a school bus and threatened children because his 13-year-old disabled daughter had been bullied is planning to speak at a national school bus conference.
The National Association for Pupil Transportation announced Thursday that James Willie Jones will participate in a panel discussion of the school bus industry at its annual conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference begins Oct. 30.
Jones was charged last week with disorderly conduct and disturbing a school function for the Sept. 3 incident in Sanford, Fla., just north of Orlando. He later posted $2,000 bail and was ordered to stay away from the driver and county school buses.
Jones has apologized for his actions and says he will work to advocate against bullying.