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Boston Public Schools places bus monitor on paid leave

BOSTON (AP) — Officials say a Boston Public Schools bus monitor has been placed on paid leave after video surfaced of the man using physical force to subdue a young student on a school bus.

The Boston Globe reports the conflict between the man, who wasn’t identified, and the student at Dorchester’s Paul A. Dever Elementary School occurred on the afternoon of April 15.

Another student’s cellphone footage allegedly captures the bus monitor push the boy down into a seat and telling him to stay there. After the boy attempted to stand up, the man pressed down on the student’s shoulders as the child yelled for him to “get off.”

BPS spokesman Daniel O’Brien says school officials reported the incident to the state Department of Children and Families, which is now investigating.

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Information from: The Boston Globe