NEWPORT—A Newport school bus driver sustained minor injuries after she was choked by a student on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Newport Police Sgt. Billy Woody said he was dispatched to the area of Old Knoxville Highway concerning an unruly juvenile.

Upon arrival, Sgt. Woody said he found the 8-year-old child sitting in the bus driver’s seat. The minor was detained without incident.

Sgt. Woody spoke with Emily O’Shea who said when the child first got on her bus she began yelling and screaming before climbing over the seats and hitting other children.

O’Shea advised at one point, the child had a pencil in her hand and attempted to stab other students.

According to the report, O’Shea said she stopped the school bus and attempted to subdue the child.

At that time the child grabbed her by the throat and tried to choke her.

Officers escorted the child to the Newport Police Department and she was released to a parent.

The child was issued a citation into Juvenile Court.

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