CBS Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Dave Savini will report exclusively tonight on the case of a partially verbal autistic nine-year-old boy who was repeatedly slapped and hit by a bus aide over a period of months who was given the responsibility of safely getting children to and from school.
Instead of providing a safe haven on the bus, appalling video reveals how the bus aide, who was convicted in criminal court in DuPage County, taunted and even slapped the child who was unable to communicate for months because of his autistic condition. Video also reveals how the bus driver verbally threatened to throw the child off the bus and urged the bus aide to strike him. His mother requested that video be pulled off of the bus after her son’s behavior changed, and he was terrified to get on the bus. Tapes downloaded from the bus showed how the aide, along with the school bus driver from First Student, mistreated the boy. The aide stood misdemeanor charges in DuPage County where she was found guilty on the counts she was charged with. The bus driver pled guilty to a disorderly conduct charge brought by the City of Naperville. Both were fired from the company.
Savini investigates this tragic case tonight. Krzak Rundio Law Group along with Clifford Law Offices filed a lawsuit to get to the bottom of what occurred so it will not happen to other helpless students in the Naperville school district and elsewhere.
Be sure to turn in for all of the details tonight at 10 p.m. on Channel 2.