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A Houston school district bus driver is accused of intentionally hurting a child on her bus.

Martha Dobbings, 65, is accused of hitting a 5-year-old boy in the head, twice, for writing on something with a red marker. The incident happened as the bus was in route to cashmere gardens elementary school in northwest Houston on April 2.

The boy’s father says his son is a special needs student who may not have fully understand what was happening.

Dobbings denies hitting the boy. She has been suspended without pay pending the results of the investigation.

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