Deputies arrest Central Valley teen with special needs on assault charges

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – A Central Valley student with special needs was arrested on assault charges for an incident that happened on a school bus Friday, deputies said.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office arrested the 14-year-old after responding to a report of the student becoming disruptive on the bus.

According to deputies, the student assaulted another student, an adult paraeducator and the adult bus driver who had pulled over to assist with the situation.

Deputies said the student punched the paraeducator multiple times in the head, broke out a bus window and threatened to kill one of the staff members.

Authorities responded and said those involved sustained minor injuries.

The suspect was transported and booked into the Spokane County Detention Center for third-degree assault, harassment-threats to kill, two counts of fourth-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief.