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J-D school bus driver in court after allegedly slapping student with special needs

J-D school bus driver in court after allegedly slapping student with special needs

A Jamesville-DeWitt school bus driver went before a Town of Salina judge Thursday, after she was accused of slapping a student with special needs.

Investigators say it happened in the parking lot of the OCM BOCES in Liverpool last month.

Patricia Ansley, 52, is charged with child endangerment and harassment.

Court documents revealed the boy was acting out because he didn't want to ride the bus.

That's when a bus aide says Ansley slapped him across the face, leaving a hand print on his cheek.

The 8-year-old boy's mother Paula Skibinski said she is stunned at what happened.

"It feels like I've done wrong and I sent my kid on the bus and he gets slapped in the face," Skibinski said. "You don't think of those kind of things, a bus driver is supposed to be there for you, your children."

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