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70-Year-Old Bus Attendant Beats, Bites Teen She Claims Bullied Her, Police Say

 

Video footage on board a Florida school bus shows a 70-year-old bus attendant beating and biting a student she claimed had bullied her, police tell Fox News.

The incident, which was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel, occurred June 2 on a school bus carrying students from Lakeland Senior High School.

Surveillance video on the bus reportedly shows the 4-foot-7 woman, identified as Hattie Yvonne Branch, confronting a 14-year-old boy.

Branch is seen striking, biting and wrestling with him, according to the newspaper.

The woman reportedly told police that she was acting in self-defense because the teen had threatened her in the past.

Branch was charged with child abuse and faces up to five years in prison of convicted.

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