Disabled girl pushed out of moving school bus

A disabled girl was pushed out of a moving school bus in Brownsville on Friday, according to reports from the Daily News.
A disabled girl was pushed out of a moving school bus in Brownsville on Friday, according to reports from the Daily News.

A 13-year-old girl has a broken collarbone after being shoved out of the back of a moving school bus by another student, according to reports from the Daily News.

Amore-Virginia Peterson was reportedly shoved “straight into the path of oncoming traffic” in Brooklyn, and the boy who pushed her tumbled out after her.

The two children managed to escape the oncoming traffic, but the boy continued to chase Peterson into a nearby barbershop. Employees stood between the children until paramedics arrived, the News reported.

The Daily News did not identify the name or age of the boy who shoved Peterson off the bus.

The incident started with a classmate spitting on Peterson and throwing books at her, the Daily News said. One of two bus matrons on board the bus reportedly told Peterson to go to the back of the bus “for safety.”

Then, Peterson told the Daily News, the boy “jumped over the seats and pushed me to the back door, then he pushed the door open and pushed me out.”

“I thought I was going to die,” Peterson reportedly told the News in tears.

Peterson, who is reportedly bipolar, attends the Brooklyn Children’s Center, a school for disabled children, the News reported.

Department of Education spokeswoman Marge Feinberg told Metro that this is a private school and that the principal of the school “is reaching out and setting up meetings with all parents whose children were involved.”

Education officials said they are looking to put the attacker on another route, and that he is facing disciplinary action.

Peterson’s mother reportedly wants to put her daughter in a different school, even if only to be on a different bus route.

“My daughter doesn’t deserve to be treated this way,” Peterson’s mother told the News.

 

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