Bus attendant charged with choking autistic boy

Published: Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11:24 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE — A Broward County school bus attendant has been charged with choking an autistic boy.

The sheriff’s office reports that 48-year-old Darryl Blue was arrested and charged Wednesday with aggravated child abuse.

During an Oct. 9 ride home from Westglades Middle School, surveillance video shows Blue sitting behind the 13-year-old boy and pulling a restraining harness tight against the boy’s body and neck. The boy had apparently urinated on himself.

School officials and deputies began investigating after the boy’s mother reported the alleged abuse.

Blue has been reassigned to a position away from children pending the outcome of an administrative investigation.

Blue was released from jail Thursday on $7,500 bail. Records didn’t say if he had an attorney.

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