LAKELAND, Fla. — Recently released video shows a 70-year-old woman attacking a boy on a Polk County school bus by hitting him, pulling his hair and biting him.
Hattie Yvonne Branch told police that a 14-year-old boy on the bus would regularly shout profanities at her, threaten her and pretend to elbow her.
On June 2, police said Branch went into a rage and beat the boy. The incident occurred after the boy was horseplaying and launched a 5-year-old over a seat, investigators said. The boy’s feet then struck Branch, according to investigators.
Branch was arrested July 8 on child abuse charges and was released the next day from jail on $10,000 bail, records show.