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BEDFORD, Ohio - Two people are facing charges after allegedly boarding a school bus and confronting the driver.

However, the bus driver is being credited with her quick-thinking and calm demeanor.

"It was my normal run. I usually have 34 kids and I was down to five," said Joyce Kosturko, the school bus driver.

She says she had just stopped to let a student off the bus when a black car pulled up alongside her.

"So I opened up my window to talk to him and the driver started screaming at me that I hit his car. I said, 'No, I didn't. I didn't feel anything. My kids did not say anything.' Normally, if you do anything on a school bus, the kids know immediately when you did something," Kosturko told WJW.

The man demanded that Kosturko get off the bus and when she refused, he boarded without her permission.

"I put my arm across the seat because I had kids in the back. And I didn't want him back there with my kids. He got on anyway, took my arm, flipped it, and proceeded to sit down," she said.

The man's female passenger also boarded the bus to confront Kosturko as well.

Police were called and 22-year-old Jeremy Larkins and 22-year-old Ariel Cole were charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

"It's just scary because you don't know what will happen. With all the weapons that are on the streets today, you don't know what this kid was thinking or what he was going to do. He was clearly angry," said Patrick Carney, the supervisor of transportation.

Kosturko says she was simply thinking of the kids who witnessed the entire incident.

"I was just doing my job. My first priority is keeping the kids safe," she said.

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