Woman arrested after repeatedly hitting Louisiana school bus driver, officials say

by San Eli News

NAPOLEONVILLE, La. — A mother, upset that a school bus driver reprimanded her child, was arrested after repeatedly hitting the driver Tuesday morning in front of the school, investigators said.

Laqueta Harvey, 34, confronted the driver, who is also a woman, at the school because of a minor incident that happened the day earlier on the school bus, the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

On Monday, the driver told the child, who was standing in the aisle, to sit down while the bus was moving, the Advocate reported. The mother did not witness the incident between her child and the driver, deputies said. However, Tuesday morning, Harvey approached the driver after students had gotten off the bus at the elementary school and then started hitting her.

“Based on the victim’s, as well as numerous witness statements, and notable physical injuries to the victim, the deputy filed arrest warrants against (Harvey),” investigators said.

The victim suffered injuries to her head, the Advocate reported.

Harvey was arrested Tuesday at her house and charged with battery of a school bus operator and unlawful disruption of the operation of a school.