Virginia

School bus attendant charged with felony child abuse

WOODBRIDGE, Va. - A Prince William County school bus attendant has been arrested and charged with three counts of felony child abuse. The bus driver was also arrested and charged for doing nothing about it.

Police report surveillance footage from a school bus reveals bus attendant Kelly Rucker physically assaulted a 12-year-old boy three separate times in January. 

On April 12, Prince William County police officers, along with Child Protective Services and school risk management, investigated after school members reviewed the footage.

School bus driver Tamar McNear reportedly stood by and didn't attempt to help the boy or call the police. She's been charged with three counts of felony child endangerment.

Police are not revealing details about the ways in which the student was abused. Officers advise students who may find themselves in a similar situation to report the incident as soon as possible. Parents should be watchful for changes in mood or behavior. 


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