TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A woman was arrested and faces several charges for allegedly boarding a school bus and slapping a 9-year-old boy in the face, Ocean Signal reports.
According to the news outlet, Rebecca Sardoni said that her actions were driven by her daughter being the victim of bullying. After Sardoni boarded the bus, she allegedly asked the students, “Who is Vinny?” After a boy at the rear of the bus reportedly raised his hand, she slapped him, with his head hitting a bus window. Tammi Millar, communications officer for Toms River Regional Schools, said that the student required treatment at a hospital.
Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy told the Ocean Signal that not only did Sardoni hit a child, she struck a child who was not involved in the bullying incident. She was arrested and charged with simple assault, criminal trespass and terroristic threats. Mastronardy noted that this was not his department’s first run-in with Sardoni.
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