Thursday, November 1, 2012

Driver Kicks Autistic Girl Off Schoolbus, Literally | Care2 Causes

Driver Kicks Autistic Girl Off Schoolbus, Literally | Care2 Causes


A Florida school bus driver, Stephanie Wilkerson, has been arrested for literally kicking an autistic girl off her bus.
Yes, the driver actually used her foot to apply force to an 8-year-old student as she was going down the bus’s stairs. The child fell and fractured her ankle. The incident, which was recorded in a surveillance camera, occurred on September 28 after the bus pulled up at Tampa Bay Boulevard Elementary School.
As the Tampa Bay Times says, before the incident, the child was trying to get off the bus and Wilkerson told her to wait her turn. The child reportedly slapped and pushed the driver.
As school district spokesperson Scott Hegarty emphasizes, “It doesn’t matter what preceded [Wilkerson kicking the child]. That kind of behavior is not acceptable.”
Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/driver-kicks-autistic-girl-off-schoolbus-literally.html#ixzz2B03wi310

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