Rowan Area Bus Driver Charged With Assaulting Autistic Child

A Rowan-Salisbury School bus driver has resigned after being charged with assaulting a student on their bus who has autism.

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Grace Oshields King

Grace Oshields King, age 76, has been charged with assault on a child under 12 and assault on a handicapped person.

King is accused of assaulting a 7-year-old autistic Overton Elementary School student by striking them “with an open hand on the shoulder.”

Rowan-Salisbury Schools officials said that King had worked as a school bus driver for the district for almost a decade.

Surveillance video on the bus was part of what led to King’s arrest, who turned herself in according to law enforcement.

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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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