Children Say Bus Driver Slapped Child with Autism

Tosha Owens, the mother of Christian, a child with autism, with support from special needs witnesses, claims that a bus driver mistreated her son by calling him profanities including the R-word and slapping her son’s hands. These allegations of assault eventually led to official charges against the bus driver, which were later said to dropped, despite the witnesses.

Other children on the bus are upset according to Ms. Owens. She spent three months fighting to press charges against the bus driver and only after insisting that the police listen to witnesses on the bus, did they file an official investigation and then the initial charges. Owens does not want the bus driver to go to jail, but does seek some kind of punishment as she seems to fear that the bus driver could do it to others if something isn’t done.

Investigators seem to trust the bus driver who denies the allegations, rather than Christian and the other witnesses.

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