Migrants in the tiny town of Calizzano, Italy, have been asked to refrain from using local buses when pupils are going to and from school.
The 40 migrants, who are staying in the Lux Hotel, have been accused of screaming, fighting, bickering and engaging in “unpleasant behaviour” towards girls on the bus.
Only 1,500 people live in the town 60 miles from the French border which was meant to host just 24 migrants.
Following complaints from Italians who are annoyed refugees are taking up bus seats without having to pay for a ticket as locals are forced to stand, the mayor brought in the new separation rule.
Mayor Pierangelo Olivieri, said: “I just looked for a solution to a very difficult situation for a community like ours, which is far from centres of interest and has limited facilities and security systems, while hosting 40 guests.
“This is not a ban, but a request made to refugees to use other means of transportation from the ones students use.”
He stressed the initial agreement with the Government was to host 24.
And at a prefecture meeting where he was criticised for the decision, Mr Olivieri officially asked to reduce the