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Caught On Video: School bus driver kicked autistic child off bus

Published On: Mar 21 2013 02:53:09 AM HST
Updated On: Mar 21 2013 04:59:52 AM HST

Stephanie Wilkerson was fired in January after she was accused of kicking an autistic child off a school bus in Hillsborough County last year.

Prosecutors have released a school bus camera video that shows a driver pushing an 8-year-old special needs student off the bus.

The video was released Wednesday as part of the discovery process in an aggravated child abuse case.

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Investigators said 41-year-old Stephanie Wilkerson was driving the bus to Tampa Bay Boulevard Elementary School on Sept. 28 when the girl tried to get off the bus. The Tampa Tribune reported Wilkerson told the girl to wait her turn.

Police said the girl slapped and pushed the driver. And, while she was standing on the bus steps, the driver placed her foot on the girl's back and pushed her from the vehicle.

The child broke a bone in her ankle.

Wilkerson, a driver since August 2008, was fired in January.

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