Brickbat: Helping the Children


School bus
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A Polk County, Florida, school bus attendant has been charged with child abuse after striking and violently shaking a special needs student. The sheriff's office says video shows Brenda Nelson hitting the girl, who was strapped down by a harness, and grabbing her by the hair and shaking her head back and forth and from side to side. She then pulled something behind the girl, who reached for it, and Nelson slapped her hand twice.