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Student bites aide on bus
Woman hospitalized after incident Tuesday
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Forsyth County Sheriff's patrol cars surround a school bus Tuesday morning after an incident in northwestern Forsyth.
A teacher’s aide was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a special needs student bit her on a school bus in northwest Forsyth, authorities said.

Forsyth County Schools spokeswoman Jennifer Caracciolo said the student attends Liberty Middle School and is 12 or 13 years old.

The incident occurred about 8:25 a.m. as the Liberty-bound bus was traveling through the Parkstone subdivision off Elmo Road.

Caracciolo said the student bit the aide on the right forearm and pushed her into the dashboard of the bus.

“After he pushed her into the dashboard, he went back to his seat and sat down,” said Caracciolo, who declined to release the names of the student or the aide.

The incident drew emergency personnel as well as several Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies to the subdivision, where the driver had stopped the bus by the clubhouse.

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said the aide was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth for treatment.

Another student, the only other person on the bus at the time of the incident, received minor injuries but refused treatment.

Caracciolo did not know if the students were taken to school or picked up by their parents.

E-mail Julie Arrington at juliearrington@forysthnews.-com.