Mass. mom denies hitting little girl on school bus
SALEM, Mass.—A Salem woman has been released after pleading not guilty to boarding a school bus and hitting a 5-year-old girl she said hit her son first.
Dominique Hans was arraigned Friday in district court on charges of assault and battery and disorderly conduct. She was allowed to go free on the $1,000 bail she posted after her arrest Thursday and on the condition that she have no contact with the alleged victim or her family and stay away from the bus stop.
Hans said she only confronted the girl for hitting her 6-year-old son when school officials ignored her complaints that the kindergartner hit the little boy first. She said she did not hit the girl, but simply held her face to get her attention.
The girl was not hurt.