"She didn’t stop the kid. I’m not saying she had to put her hands on him, but if you see that kid coming two or three seats near her son, there’s no reason you couldn’t have shielded him or helped him in any type of way," Yates said.
While Landon recovers, his mother has filed a police report and is pushing for punishment.
"Charges? Absolutely. Expelled, I think he should have been," she said.
WPXI reached out to the bus company, AJ Meyers, and was told there would be no comment.
A Friendship Academy spokesperson sent the following statement to WPXI:
"Due to student confidentiality, I am unable to speak with you in regard to any specifics. Although the Watson Institute does not provide student transportation, the safety of our students is paramount."
Now, Landon's mother is left wondering what's next.
"Why should he have to go through that? He doesn’t want to go to school and see that kid. He’s scared and I don’t blame him," she said.
She said she wants the child who assaulted her son to be expelled, and changes, to be made at the school.