- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Des Moines Public School District has fired a school bus aide and a driver over what officials say was the physical abuse of a special-needs student.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/1PLblLa ) that Nov. 4 surveillance video from the bus shows the aide yelling at the crying student, saying he was “too big to be crying.” The video shows the boy repeatedly standing because the straps of his seat belt had not been properly tightened.

School officials say that when the aide saw the boy stand up, she pushed him against the bus wall, pressing his face into a window for the rest of the ride.

Official fired the aide and the driver on Dec. 1. Officials say the driver was fired for not intervening.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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