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Bronx mom says son was assaulted by paraprofessional on school bus

A Bronx mother is looking for answers after she claims her 8-year-old son, who has special needs, was assaulted by a paraprofessional on a school bus on Monday.

News 12 Staff

Mar 25, 2022, 2:13 AM

Updated 819 days ago

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A Bronx mother is looking for answers after she claims her 8-year-old son, who has special needs, was assaulted by a paraprofessional on a school bus on Monday. 
Regina Jackson says her son, Romeo, was riding the bus home from P723X on Boston Road with the paraprofessional assigned to him for that day. She began getting text messages from the paraprofessional that there was an issue with her son.
According to Jackson, her son came home in tears, with a busted lip, bruised stomach and a welt on his head. 
"He was pushing on my leg, so I pushed his hand, and then he started taking off my sneaker. I got back up and then he hit me in my lip," said Romeo. 
Jackson says neither the bus driver nor the paraprofessional told her about his injuries and now she wants answers.
"I don't know why. Why did you hit him? You have my number. You could've called me and said Romeo's not listening," said Jackson. 
News 12 reached out to Logan Bus Company, the bus company in charge of the bus for a statement on the incident.
"This is not an employee of Logan bus company, and we are fully cooperating with the Department of Education's investigation," said a representative from Logan Bus Company. 
While Romeo is doing better, Jackson plans on pressing charges against the paraprofessional.
Both the Department of Education and the NYPD say the incident is currently under investigation. 


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