CULPEPER, Va. — A student’s mother was charged for allegedly hitting a school bus driver here on Friday afternoon, police said.
The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office reported that the female bus driver was transporting elementary students when the incident occurred. Bethany Rudd, the mother of a student, allegedly approached the driver and accused her of threatening to kill her son.
Rudd allegedly yelled at the bus driver and tried to obstruct the bus door from closing. The bus driver reportedly asked the mother multiple times to get off of the bus.
Police said that at one point, Rudd’s arm was caught in the closing bus door. When the driver opened the door, Rudd allegedly hit her in the face.
According to the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office, the bus driver later reported that she had told Rudd’s son to sit down on the bus for safety reasons.
As a result of the incident, Rudd was charged with assault and battery and trespassing.
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