Video catches school bus driver pushes young girl off bus

Girl slapped and pushed driver, police say

Published On: Mar 21 2013 07:00:30 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 21 2013 07:00:58 AM EDT
Video catches school bus driver pushes young girl off bus
TAMPA, Fla. -

Video shows bus driver 41-year-old Stephanie Wilkerson pushing an 8-year-old girl off bus after the girl slapped and pushed her.

The State Attorney's Office at Hillsborough County released the video Wednesday and shows Wilkerson using her foot to push the girl off the bus last September.

Police said Wilkerson was driving special-needs children to school in Tampa on Sept. 28 when the girl wanted to get off the bus. She was told to wait her turn, but police say the girl slapped and pushed the driver. As the girl walked off the bus, she stopped on the steps and that's when police say Wilkerson pushed her with her foot.

The student fractured her ankle. Wilkerson was charged with aggravated child abuse. A phone number listed for her has been disconnected.