SALISBURY, N.C. — A school bus driver was charged with assault on a child in Salisbury, according to police.
Investigators said the principal at Overton Elementary contacted police about the incident on the bus involving a 7-year-old student who has autism.
After talking to a witness and reviewing surveillance video, detectives issued warrants for Grace Oshields King.
King turned herself in at the police department where she was charged with assault on a child under 12 and assault on a handicapped person, both misdemeanors.
A court date was set for February 20. The child was not hurt in the incident.
Rowan Salisbury Schools issued the following statement to NBC Charlotte:
"While we cannot discuss specific details of incidents considered confidential by law, when we receive a report on inappropriate conduct concerning RSS staff, we follow our procedures and notify law enforcement when required. We conduct internal investigations as well as work closely with law enforcement on their investigations.
It is never easy to receive reports that involve misconduct towards children. The safety of our children remains our top priority. Protocol is reviewed on a continual basis to be sure that we are doing all we can for the children we serve."