Prosecutors release video of Florida bus driver kicking girl with special needs off school bus

Driver charged with aggravated child abuse

TAMPA, Fla. - Prosecutors in Florida have released video showing a driver pushing a child with special needs off a school bus with her foot.

The video was released by the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office on Wednesday. The driver, 41-year-old Stephanie Wilkerson, has been charged with aggravated child abuse.

Police say Wilkerson was driving the special-needs children to school in Tampa on Sept. 28 when the 8-year-old wanted to get off the bus. She was told to wait her turn, but police say she slapped and pushed the driver.

The video shows Wilkerson using her foot to push the girl off after she hesitated for about a minute. The girl fell and fractured her ankle.

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