UNION TOWNSHIP (CLERMONT COUNTY), Ohio -- A school bus driver shoved a middle school student off a bus last Thursday, according to school district officials.
Teddy Jones, 58, faces a count of felonious assault and a count of child endangering, both felonies. Union Township police arrested him Monday, according to the West Clermont Local School District.
The incident happened at Glen Este Middle School, according to West Clermont Superintendent Keith Kline and Treasurer Alana Cropper. The 12-year-old boy suffered a concussion and some cuts and scratches, according to a prosecutor.
Petermann Transportation, which serves the school district, terminated Jones' employment after learning about Thursday's incident, according to Kline and Cropper.
Heather Bourbeau said her son saw Jones push the boy.
“Does he have a heart? I mean, how could you do this to child, whether he was doing something wrong or not," she said.
Bourbeau also said she reported Jones a few weeks ago to Petermann: Her son told her Jones had been using foul language toward him and other students.
"It's concerning to me when you know that a bus driver is talking to kids like this," she said. "There's no reason to be cussing at kids."