CTtransit driver who lost job after being attacked with cane reinstated

New Haven

A bus driver who lost his job after being attacked with a metal cane has been reinstated.

News 8’s Mario Boone reported on Wednesday afternoon that Stefan Knox got his job back with CTtransit.

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News 8 was first with video last week showing an incident from March 4th when Knox was hit multiple times with a cane by William Horn.

Knox was fired after video from outside of the bus showed him drop-kicking Horn. However, after a grievance hearing, CTtransit decided to reinstate him.

Ralph Buccitti with the Amalgamated Transit Union released a statement, which read, in part:

This is not the end of the story but a beginning to get the Conn DOT to provide de- escalation training to bus operators and safety barriers to protect bus operators in Connecticut.  We are also looking for legislation on the Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act to be passed.

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