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14-year-old Central Valley special needs student arrested after alleged assaults on school bus

From staff reports

Spokane Valley deputies arrested a 14-year-old Central Valley School District student with special needs on Friday after he allegedly assaulted three people aboard a school bus.

Deputies responded to a report of student who became disruptive aboard a school bus just before 1 p.m. Friday, according to a news release. The student is accused of punching a paraeducator in the head several times, in addition to assaulting another student and the bus driver.

The driver had pulled the bus over near North Pierce Road and East Maxwell Avenue and tried to call 911 when the student threw the phone and broke a bus window, according to the release and reporting by KHQ.

The student also threatened to kill a staff member, the news release said.

Spokane Valley Fire and AMR crews responded to mostly minor injuries, but the paradeducator was transported to the hospital for further treatment, according to a news release.

The student was booked into the Spokane County juvenile detention center on suspicion of felony third-degree assault and harassment threats to kill, as well as misdemeanor malicious mischief and assault.

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