MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- (WITI) -- A video showing a bus aide slapping a 6-year-old girl with autism has left an Illinois father heartbroken.
In the surveillance footage, the unidentified aide strikes the little girl twice as she screams while traveling to school in New Lenox, Illinois.
Nicholas Rushing said his daughter, Kaylie, is nonverbal. Rushing said he found out about the incident because the superintendent of the local school district contacted him and asked him to review the footage.
The video “broke my heart,” he said.
The footage showed the woman had been touching Kayle throughout the bus ride, denying her personal space, Rushing said.
Kayle spat on the woman, who reacted by slapping her in the face, he said.