IPS bus driver accused of hitting student with broom handle

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A school bus driver was charged with battery after prosecutors said she hit a student with a broom handle.

Charlotte McDaniel hit the IPS teenager after a fight over a cell phone call, according to prosecutors. Investigators said the bus driver told the student to get off the phone but the student started yelling at the driver.

The student "started punching McDaniel in the head," according to court documents. Investigators said "McDaniel got up, walked to the back of the bus, grabbed a broom and "hit her with the broom handle."

At last check, the bus driver had not turned herself in to police.