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Youngstown teen arrested after bus incident

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio- The family of a Youngstown teenager who was arrested after an altercation with a bus driver claims allegations that he had a gun are false.

Mathew Spain, 17, was arrested Monday after a fight with a bus driver and a bus aide that was captured on cell phone video.

The bus was dropping Spain, who has anger management and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, when he refused to get off of the bus.

Witnesses told police that after Spain was forced off the bus, he came back with a large gun.

Police have not been able to locate any gun, and Spain's sister, Kenita, said it doesn't exist and that the bus driver and the aide were out of line.

"They were in the wrong. They put their hand on a child, they're arguing and cussing with a child, regardless of what child it was or what they did. They still did their protocol wrong," Spain said.

Youngstown police chief Jimmy Hughes disagrees.

"I believe they had a diligence to protect the other individuals on the bus and removing this kid forcefully would've been proper in my eyes," Hughes said.

Spain is charged with aggravated menacing and vandalism and is still being held in the Juvenile Justice Center.

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