Police: Former Culpeper Schools Employees Assaulted Autistic Boy
Betty Turner, 56
Linda Rastall, 50
Culpeper County, VA—Two former Culpeper
County Public Schools employees have been arrested, after police say they
physically and verbally assaulted an autistic boy on a school bus in February.
Linda Rastall, 50, a
former teacher's aide, and Betty Turner, 56, a former bus aide, were arrested
on April 22, after police say they physically and verbally assaulted a
5-year-old boy with autism who was upset on a school bus.
The child was crying
because a toy had been taken from him, and Rastall and Turner allegedly tried
to control him using physical and verbal assault, which caused injury.
Rastall and Turner were
each charged with assault and battery, as well as contributing to the
delinquency of a mior. They were released on bond, and are due back in court on