Salisbury bus driver accused of assaulting 7-year-old autistic student

- A Rowan County school bus driver is accused of hitting a 7-year-old autistic child.

Salisbury police say the alleged incident happened on Jan. 14 onboard a school bus from Overton Elementary between the bus driver and a student diagnosed with autism.

After speaking to a witness and reviewing the video surveillance from the bus, detectives charged the bus driver, Grace Oshields King, of Salisbury with assault on a child under 12 and assault on a handicap person, both misdemeanors.

King turned herself in to Salisbury police. Her court date is set for Feb. 20, 2019.

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