Not necessarily. When an attack like this happened last March, the bus pulled away without interfering. The 15-year-old, seeing his hopes for escape escaping, slipped away from his attackers and caught up to the bus. He eventually made it to a hospital, where he was treated for stab wounds and collapsed lungs.
"Had I not ran as fast and as hard as I did to catch that bus, I can honestly say I don’t think I would be here today," the victim says in today's Herald. The Herald did the story because one of the attackers was in court last week for sentencing. According to the piece, "The judge described the assault as 'chilling' and said incidents like this make everyone feel 'less safe and less secure on the streets of the city.'" There's no word on how less safe and less secure the judge feels knowing that buses are driving away from crimes happening right in front of them.