A Florida bus attendant is being held without bail after she was arrested on charges of child abuse and abuse of a disabled adult.
According to a release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation began after a special needs child reported to school staff that she had been hit by her bus attendant.
The nurse documented two red welts on the victim’s face.
Detectives interviewed the victim and reviewed the bus video, which showed Juanita Tappin striking the victim 11 separate times by popping her with a rubber band and hitting her on the face and neck.
In the video, detectives saw Tappin punch other victims, strike victims with a hard plastic seat belt cutter tool and snap a rubber band on their faces and necks.
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