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School Bus Driver Charged: Allegedly Stopped Short To Teach Students Lesson

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Amy Weeden is charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Amy Weeden is charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.

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DERRY, NH (CBS) – A school bus driver in Derry, New Hampshire is facing charges over an incident where she allegedly hit the school bus brakes and sent several kids tumbling.

Thirty-five-year-old Amy Weeden is charged with 24 counts of disorderly conduct and two counts of simple assault over the September 19 incident. There were 24 students on board the bus and two students ended up with minor injuries.

Investigators say that the kids involved in the incident told officers that Weeden intentionally stopped short because she felt the students were acting up and not listening to her.

There are surveillance cameras on the bus, but police say the video will not be released unless Weeden is convicted of a crime.

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