bus driverA female bus driver went berserk, beating down a sassy high school passenger for being "disrespectful." It's not clear exactly what the student said that set off the city worker, but the entire brutal brawl was caught on camera.

The women are literally throwing each other up the narrow aisle and over the seats as other patrons tried to squeeze out of their way. It is one of the most shocking public fights I've ever seen.

From the video, it appears as though the driver threw the first blow, but the teen gave as good as she got. They were both clawing, slapping, and pulling on each other like feral cats. It was crazy that this all went down on public transportation. The bus driving basher has reportedly been on the job since 2003, so I am sure a lot of passengers have worked her last nerve before. Shouldn't she have thicker skin by now?

The other passengers were clearly shocked (aside from the one who continued whatever game that was on her Game Boy as the fists flew over her head). Toward the end of the skirmish, a man could be heard pleading, "Are you going to let that little girl go, lady?" Oddly enough, this is the second wild bus fight that has popped up in the last month. In October, another driver punches the living daylights out of a woman who was arguing with him. Totally nuts!

A rep for Baltimore's MTA says the employee in this latest bus brawl has been placed on leave while they investigate the incident. With her job possibly on the line, I wonder if she is regretting her reaction now. Couldn't she just have kicked the smart-mouthed teen off the bus instead of beating the crap out of her? I certainly understand how maddeningly rude kids can be, but that is no justification for smacking them around. Her bad judgement warrants a temporary suspension -- whether that kid was rude or not.

Watch the brutal bus brawl:

Do you think the driver should have been suspended?