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 has been offered a deal by prosecutors that would allow him to avoid jail.
James Willie Jones' attorney said Wednesday that under the proposed deal, the father would be placed in a pretrial diversion program. If that happens, Jones would serve six months of probation, pay $1,500 in court costs and take anger management lessons. His record would be wiped away if he successfully completed the requirements.
Jones was charged last month with disorderly conduct and disturbing a school function. He later posted $2,000 bail and was ordered to stay away from county school buses.
Jones has apologized for his actions and says he will work to advocate against bullying.