A bus driver appears to have overreacted to an autistic child’s behavior.
39-year old Richard Mason, a school bus driver in Commack, Long Island, has been arrested and charged with assaulting Connor Shirangi, a 5-year old autistic boy, whose arm was twisted so hard it broke.
CBS News quoted the boy’s mother: “Connor was swinging his feet and kicking the seat of the bus and Mr. Mason apparently got upset and handled him the way you wouldn’t handle anybody. …From what the doctors are saying, he used excessive force on my child.”
The boy also received bruises on his face and abdomen.
Mason has been suspended from his job.