School aide arrested after slapping special needs student

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 11:27 PM

(WHAS11) – Video released by a Florida sheriff’s office shows a school aide slapping a special needs student on a bus.

57-year-old James Lambert says he struck the 10-year-old child several times because he was swearing.

Deputies say the student was strapped to his seat with a safety harness in the back of the bus.

Lambert, who has been suspended from his job, was arrested on charges of child abuse.

He has been released. 

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