School bus aide, driver fired for abusing special-needs student

The aide allegedly threatened to kick the crying student off the bus if he didn’t quiet down and pinned him against the side of the bus for seven minutes, and the driver did not intervene. The two lost an appeal to keep their unemployment benefits.


School bus driver admits slapping special-needs student

School bus video footage shows the driver and a school aide holding down a 15-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, who was in a restraint at the time, and the driver slapping him. The driver has resigned. 


Parent questions change in district’s special-needs busing policy

The mother of a boy with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is concerned over a change from him riding a special-needs bus to a regular bus. Seminole County (Fla.) Public Schools no longer has the resources to provide special-needs buses, but does have monitors on buses, officials say.

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