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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/12/2010

Bus driver allegedly attacked student

By Washington Post editors

A substitute Loudoun County school bus driver was charged with simple assault after allegedly striking a student who refused to turn down the volume on his iPod, authorities said.

Post reporter Maria Glod reports on the Crime Scene blog that Lavangila N. McKissic, 35, of Round Hill, was driving students through Purcellville about 4 p.m. April 27 when she repeatedly asked a student, who was not using headphones, to turn down his MP3 player, sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell said. The 15-year-old boy, a student at Harmony Intermediate School, didn't.

Witnesses reported that McKissic stopped the bus, grabbed the iPod from the teenager and struck him in the head, Troxell said. He said the teenager was not injured.

Troxell said another student on the bus reported the incident the following day. He said the school resource officer launched an investigation.

A schools spokesman said McKissic has been suspended. He said students are allowed to have MP3 players on the bus provided the music is quiet.

By Washington Post editors  | May 12, 2010; 11:45 AM ET
Tags:  Loudoun County, Loudoun County Virginia, Purcellville Virginia, Virginia  
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Good for her. The little snot. Perhaps his parents should teach him manners and respect. Stop coddling these kids.

Posted by: jckdoors | May 12, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

The bus driver was clearly not thinking. She should have paid another kid $10 to deliver the smack upside his head.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | May 12, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

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