Man charged with trespassing onto school bus

Authorities charged a Toms Brook man on Tuesday with trespassing onto school property, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.

Maj. Scott Proctor, of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies issued a summons to Harvey Leon Spindle, 33, following a report from a school bus driver. The driver claimed Spindle crossed a double yellow line to pass the bus from the left before stopping both vehicles, and entering the bus to argue with the bus driver.

“It was reported that he got on the bus to argue about the driver not waiting at the stop for a child or a student,” Proctor said.

The incident occurred on Hahn’s Lane, near the intersection with Old Valley Pike at approximately 7:30 a.m. Monday.

After Spindle entered the bus to argue, the bus driver instructed him to get off the bus. Spindle complied and drove away, according to Proctor.

Neither the bus driver nor any of the students were harmed during the altercation.

Spindle has been released on a summons, and is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County General District Court at 2 p.m. Oct. 28.
This story has been corrected from its original version to clarify Spindle was issued a summons to appear in court. He was not arrested in connection with the charges

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com.