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School Bus Aide Slams 7-Year-Old Against Window...Facing Possible Assault Charges

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KHQ.COM: The Huffington Post first broke the story on Thursday, but Heidi Mullin, a Michigan school bus aide is facing possible assault charges after video surfaced on YouTube and Facebook of her slamming a 7-year-old boy against the school bus window.

Mullin had been asked to ride the bus to keep an eye on the boy whose own mother even admits to his disruptive behavior. After repeatedly asking the boy to sit down, Mullin was shown slamming the boy against the window and yelling, "Sit Down!" Another student on the bus recorded the incident on his cell phone camera and it was then posted online.

Police are investigating the incident as an assault but Mullin claims she acted in self defense in reaction to death threats the boy was yelling at her. 

The mother of the boy and other parents who saw the video were justifiably outraged by the incident. The mother, who said her son was visibly bruised, is calling for termination of Mullin who has been put on paid leave. 

In a statement made Thursday, Galesburg-Augusta Community School Officials said they will fully investigate the incident and that the school bus aide, who was not an employee of the district will not be reassigned to their schools. 

Angry mothers gathered outside the school district offices demanding that schools do a better job of protecting their children and told a reporter that the privatization of the school district's buses was to blame. 

In a day and age when children seem to have less and less respect for authorities and school officials are technically not supposed to lay a hand on any child for any reason, do you think it is inevitable that more incidents like this will happen?

There is never an excuse for children to be abused by their authorities but what can be done to increase the respect kids have for their teachers and those in charge of them during the day?

It takes an extremely patient person to constantly handle disruptive children appropriately. What should school districts be doing to make sure their teachers and aides have the necessary tools to handle situations like this in the right way?

This story was filed and written by KHQ's Nichole Mischke

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