A prefect has been branded a ‘guardian angel’ after his quick-thinking actions put a stop to bullying on the bus.
Cam Wilson, 17, heard that a 12-year-old girl from Aylesbury High School was being picked on by Aylesbury Grammar School boys during the morning journey on Arriva’s 500 public bus service from Tring to Aylesbury, so decided to take action.
Cam, who is a Year 12 student at AGS, said: “I was a bit disgusted when I heard about what was happening.
“It’s not like our school at all, and I didn’t want people to think all of us are like that.”
It transpired that the girl was being targeted by Year 7 pupils from the boy’s school over her mobile phone, which they deemed ‘lame’ because it wasn’t a flashy iPhone or Blackberry.
Cam, who hopes to study languages at university, took it upon himself to contact the girl’s mother and let her know that he would sit with her daughter on the bus.
The next day, he spoke to the girl on the journey to school and found his presence was enough to put a stop to the teasing.
The girl’s mother, who lives in Tring but wished to remain anonymous, said: “The boys have now since sent texts to apologise to my daughter, and I cannot thank Cam enough.
“He is her guardian angel. He even texted me when she got to school to let me know she’d arrived safely.
“I spoke to a teacher at the school who told me that they will be taking action.”
No one from Aylesbury Grammar School was available to comment at the time of going to press.