12-Year-Old Arrested in School Bus Driver Beating

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A 12-year-old girl was arrested on March 3 after she allegedly assaulted the driver of a Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) bus. Johnetta Anderson was dragged off the bus and allegedly beaten by the girl and another woman.

The girl was arrested by district security officers and charged with one count of third-degree assault on a school employee, one count of fourth-degree assault on a student and 19 counts of wanton endangerment, the Courier-Journal reports. All of the charges – except for the fourth-degree assault – are felonies.

Anderson told the news source she was dragged from the bus by her ankles. The door shut behind her, leaving 19 Stopher Elementary students unattended for the duration of the attack. A 6-year-old student also sustained injuries during the incident. Both the student and Anderson were transported to local hospitals but were later released.

Lauren Roberts, a JCPS spokeswoman, told the news source that a relative of the girl and the woman was on the bus at the time of the attack.

The incident was captured by a security camera on the bus.  

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