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Tampa Police Say Hillsborough School Bus Driver Abused Special Needs Student


Tampa Police say they've arrested a Hillsborough County school bus driver for aggravated child abuse.

This afternoon the driver was taking special needs students to their destinations. At a bus stop on Harney Road in Tampa, an 8-year-old was trying to get off the bus and the driver told her to wait her turn. 

Police say that's when the girl slapped and pushed the driver. And the driver decided it was time for the girl to go. So while the 8-year-old was heading down the bus stairs, the driver used her foot to push the girl off the bus.

And the little girl fell to the ground and broke her ankle.

Tampa Police are charging 41-year-old Stephanie Wilkerson with aggravated child abuse. 

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