Wake school bus driver resigns after being charged with assaulting students
Posted June 22, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — A Wake County school bus driver has resigned after allegedly assaulting two children on her bus, the Wake County Public School System confirmed Monday.
Jacqueline Harris Dennis, 50, of 5608 Hilltop Road in Fuquay-Varina, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of assault on a child under 12. Dennis was released from the Wake County jail after posting a $15,000 bond.
Dennis is accused of punching a 7-year-old boy in the stomach, twisting his arm, grabbing the back of his neck and shoving him off her school bus, according to an arrest warrant. She is also accused of shoving an 8-year-old boy into the metal frame of the school bus window. The incidents happened on May 12, according to the warrant.
Dennis was hired as a school bus driver in October 2012 and was placed on non-driving duty on May 13, the school system said. She resigned from her job on June 19, three days after a warrant for her arrest was issued.
Dennis could not be reached for comment Monday night.