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Boardman police investigate incident between bus driver, student

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

BOARDMAN — Township police are investigating allegations that a driver with a private bus service applied a choke hold on a student.

Police responded to Paul C. Bunn Elementary where the principal told police they had received a call about a disruptive student on a bus. When the bus arrived, the principal saw a scuffle and the driver had her arm around he students neck in a choke hold, according to a report.

The principal said the student appeared to briefly lose consciousness.

He told the principal the driver had also forced him into the seat, and the student admitted to having made physical contact with the driver while she was driving the bus, the report said.