POWHATAN, Va. (AP) — Court documents say an autistic boy’s family is entitled to collect $250,000 from a Virginia school bus driver who was seen on security footage striking the child with her hand.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported the amount Friday.
The paper says that the boy, who was 7 years old at the time of the 2015 incident, swatted the hand of an assistant who pinched him as she strapped him into a bus seat. The Powhatan County bus driver, Pamela Weeks, then approached the boy, yelled “We do not hit” and then hit him.
On Aug. 11, a jury decided to award $150,000 in compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages.
In July 2015, Weeks was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with nine deferred, for a misdemeanor assault and battery charge.
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