CORINTH - State Police charged a former Corinth school bus driver last week with a misdemeanor count of child endangerment following claims that she abused a 9-year-old disabled girl.
Marjorie Jones was also charged with harassment, a non-criminal violation, following an investigation by State Police in Queensbury.
Jones, who resigned after school officials were made aware of the allegations, was initially due in Queensbury Town Court today (Monday), but her case was adjourned to Oct. 3.
The mother of Angelina Kio has said she was told Jones pulled her daughter's hair and taped her mouth shut with duct tape inside the Chevrolet Suburban she used to bring the girl to the Prospect Child & Family Center in Queensbury.
The girl's disabilities leave her unable to speak, according to her mother, Sabrina Kio.
The family has hired an attorney, Kurt Mausert, who said last week he will seek compensation from the Corinth Central School District regardless of the outcome of the criminal case. Mausert said the district waited two weeks before informing authorities or the student's parents about the accusations, opting instead to conduct its own investigation.
He intends to file a lawsuit if a settlement cannot be reached. The district's superintendent, Daniel Starr, has not responded to Mausert's allegations.