VIDEO: Bus driver hits 8-year-old autistic boy
An Ohio bus driver is suspended without pay and facing criminal charges after surveillance video catches her slapping an 8-year-old autistic boy.
In the surveillance video from Jan. 17, the visibly upset boy can be seen boarding the bus.
The boy begins screaming as he sits down and is told to quiet down by bus driver Cathy Goetz. As the boy continues to scream Goetz calls the bus dispatcher who in turn calls 911.
After Goetz stops the bus to wait for police to arrive she is seen confronting the boy and smacking him.
When the boy is escorted off the bus Goetz tells police everything but the fact she slapped the boy and grabbed him around the collar.
After watching the surveillance video officers decided to charge Goetz with assault, menacing and child endangering.