UNION, Mo. (AP) — A school bus driver is accused of restraining a nonverbal student on his bus route for several months.
Terry Rice, of St. Clair, is charged with eight misdemeanor counts of kidnapping and a misdemeanor charge of second-degree assault.
The child attended Autumn Hill, a state-funded school in Union for children with disabilities.
Court documents in Franklin County say a bus aide told school officials she witnessed Rice use “homemade restraints” on the child several times.
He drove the child twice a day on an 18-mile trip from the family’s home in rural Warren County to the school’s campus.