Bus driver accused of choking 7-year-old in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A public school bus driver has been arrested following accusations that she choked a 7-year-old boy before arriving at Highland Elementary, an incident that was caught on video by surveillance cameras on the bus.

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies tell The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1bEXDqs ) 58-year-old Sandra Henderson was booked on Tuesday on counts of cruelty to juveniles. She was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Domoine Rutledge, general counsel for the school system, said Henderson has not been fired, but was placed on paid administrative leave following the incident.

Detectives questioned Henderson and they watched the video together.

She said when she saw the 7-year-old standing over his brother, who was crying, she grabbed the boy to stop them from fighting.

It was unclear whether Henderson has an attorney.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com