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.


About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The Tennesee Star and North State Journal. She's also the former Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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