HomeMultimediaWatch: Report on Special Needs Student Attacked on S.C. School Bus

Watch: Report on Special Needs Student Attacked on S.C. School Bus

This video contains graphic scenes of violence and child injuries.
Viewer discretion is advised.

Queen City News in the Charlotte, North Carolina, recently aired the investigative report “The Longest Ride,” which details an incident from 2018 that involved an onboard school bus attack of a young girl who was nonverbal and on the autism spectrum by a 9-year-old male student. The incidents are caught on video, but the school bus driver appears unaware of the violence going on behind him.

The family of Autumn Angle, who was 4 years old at the time of the attack, recently settled a lawsuit with Chesterfield County Schools and the South Carolina Department of Education for $2.2 million.

At the time, Autumn Angle rode the school bus from her home to Ruby Elementary School, which is within the Chesterfield County School District. The South Carolina district located about 65 miles southeast of Charlotte, North Carolina. The new report provides information on the attack and includes video clips from depositions of the former superintendent and  special education director of Chesterfield County Schools.


Related: IEP Meetings: TSD Conference Panel Discusses the Who, When & What
Related: Legalities of Transporting Students with Special Needs Discussed at TSD Conference
Related: TSD Conference Tackles Topic of Managing Risks Amid Increased Non-School-Bus Options

February 2024

Learn more about Danger Zone safety and how to utilize the technology & training available to further student safety,...

Buyer’s Guide 2024

Find the latest vehicle production data and budget reports, industry trends, and contact information for state, national and federal...
Advertisement

Poll

What would most increase student safety in the Danger Zone?
76 votes
VoteResults
Advertisement