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    Bus Driver Charged with Assaulting Autistic Rider

    A Maine school district has fired a bus driver caught on surveillance video smacking a teenager who has autism.

    Melissa Seavey tells WMTW-TV that she's thankful that an aide reported the assault on her 19-year-old son. Surveillance video captured the driver hitting her son on the head. The Gray school superintendent promptly fired the driver.

    Seavey said her son likes to spin things as a coping mechanism, and that driver was apparently angered when he didn't heed his warning to buckle up.

    The driver faces a charge of assault and is due in court next month.

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    Seavey says the driver violated his job of protecting her son. She said the potential sentence of a year in jail is a "slap on the wrist."

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