School bus driver charged with neglect after a child is choked on her bus

Naples, FL

A 57-year old school bus driver was arrested and charged with neglect after a child was choked unconscious by another student.  According to the police, the driver “failed to provide any assistance to the victim during or after the Oct. 15 attack.”

An assailant choked the victim without being noticed by the driver.  When another student helped the victim off the bus into the sidewalk, the police reported that the driver “did not get off of the bus to inquire about the seriousness of the injury to the victim, nor did she call 911 or call for medical assistance.”

The assailant was arrested, and will be charged as a juvenile for battery.