MONROE — A Monroe man was arrested on Tuesday (Sept. 28) and charged with one count of Trespass/Enter School or Activity Bus, Refuse to Leave and one count of Disorderly Conduct on a School Bus, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The alleged disturbance took place Tuesday morning at a bus stop near the Super Eight Motel on Venus Street in Monroe, where Brooks reportedly boarded a Union County Public Schools bus bound for Rock Rest Elementary. The bus driver reports immediately ordering Brooks to exit the bus, but Brooks refused and “began to berate the underaged children, who were already boarded, about their behavior towards Mr. Brooks’ child,” according to the report.

A warrant was obtained and Brooks was arrested Tuesday afternoon and processed at the Union County Detention Center.

“We will not allow the safety of our students and our schools to be compromised at any point by any person,” said Sheriff Eddie Cathey in a statement. “Any parent that may have a concern regarding their child should follow the proper reporting procedures that are in place for an appropriate resolution.”