Another Fairfax school worker charged with hitting autistic student

It’s a different school and a different student. But another Fairfax County school bus aide has been charged with twice assaulting an autistic student on his bus.

In this case, police say, a mother became alarmed when her 12-year-old non-verbal son started coming home from school with bruises. She contacted police who checked surveillance video from the bus. Detectives say that video showed two encounters between the boy and bus aide, Hyung Lee, 57, of Fairfax. One incident was on October 10 and the other on October 19, both around 7:50 a.m.

Lee is being charged with assault and battery. He turned himself in Tuesday afternoon.

Last week a Fairfax County school bus driver and an aide were arrested and charged with assaulting an 11-year-old boy with autism twice on their bus.

School officials and police reviewed surveillance video from the bus and detectives then charged Edmund Bailey, 35, and James Duffy III, 62, both of Lorton, each with one count of assault and battery.

Bailey resigned from his position as an aide. Duffy is on administrative leave.



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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.