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For Immediate Release

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Andrea Davis, Tampa Police Spokesperson
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Bus Driver Arrested for Child Abuse
Tampa, FL October 25, 2012 -

WHEN: 10/25/2012, 2 p.m.

WHERE: 9455 Harney Road, Tampa

SUSPECT: Stephanie Wilkerson, 11/16/1971, W/F, 12701 Four Oaks Road, Tampa

VICTIM: 8-year-old, B/F

CHARGES: Aggravated Child Abuse

DETAILS: On 9/28 at 7:40 a.m. the suspect, who is a bus driver for Hillsborough County Public Schools, was transporting special education kids to Tampa Bay Elementary School. The victim was trying to get off of the bus, but the suspect told her to wait her turn. The eight year old victim then slapped and pushed the driver. The suspect decided it was the victim’s turn to exit the bus. The victim started to walk down the steps, but then stopped in the middle of the stairs. The bus driver used her foot to push the victim off the bus. The victim fell to the ground and fractured her distal fibula. The suspect was arrested at the Hillsborough County Public Schools Transportation facility and transported to booking without incident.

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