Witnesses say former Norfolk school bus driver encouraged fight between teenagers

Posted at 5:24 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 21:08:22-04

NORFOLK Va. - An assault case against Crystal Skinner, a former bus driver for Norfolk City Schools is moving forward.

Crystal Skinner

The decision was made today by a Juvenile Domestic Relations judge on Wednesday.

Skinner was arrested in February after police said she encouraged a fight between a group of teenage girls. According to the Commonwealth Attorney's Office, the girls were fighting in school earlier in the day. After school, police say Skinner drove her daughter and friends to the area where the girl's live and encouraged a fight between the girls.

Witnesses testified in court that a total of four girls attacked two girls who were outside playing. Some of the girls were armed with pepper spray. Witnesses also said Skinner was pepper spraying the girls and anyone who tried to intervene.

After hearing from the witnesses, Skinner took the stand. She told the judge that she was the victim. She Claimed she brought her daughter to the neighborhood because she wanted to stop the fighting between the two girls.

The judge ultimately decided that there was too much evidence against Skinner and moved her case forward to Circuit Court.