Teen accused of assaulting Hampton bus driver

Posted at 10:29 AM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 12:13:38-05

Hampton, Va. - A 14-year-old girl assaulted a 59-year-old bus driver, according to police.

Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Grimes Avenue around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in reference to an assault.

Investigators say the driver was driving a Hampton City School bus when she was assaulted by the teen.

The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The teen is in the custody of Hampton police.

Hampton City Schools released the following statement:

"In an effort to ensure the safety of our students and staff members, the Hampton School Division expects students to behave appropriately on our school buses. The behavior of this student is unacceptable and the Division will discipline the student according to the HCS Right's and Responsibilities Handbook. We are also following up on the condition of our bus driver to offer our continued support."