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Jeanette Burrage, a Des Moines City Councilmember, is accused of slapping a 6-year-old special needs student last March.

Bus driver who slapped student ID'd as Jeanette Burrage; Given minor assault charge

Former Superior Court Judge and Des Moines City Councilmember will make statement on April 18

Update 7:22:
KIRO 7 News has identified the bus driver as Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage. The councilmember has also worked as a King County Superior Court Judge.

The video of the incident has also gone viral. Burrage is seen struggling with the 6-year-old special needs student who then hits her. Burrage then slaps the child back in the face.

Burrage filed to run for re-election just two days ago. Supposedly Burrage will provide a comment to the media tomorrow.

Here is a link to the video:

Original story:
The King County Sheriff’s Office announced through a press release on April 16 that a 62-year-old bus driver with the Highline School District has been charged with Assault in the 4th Degree after slapping a student.

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