A third Fairfax County Public Schools employee is now facing charges after he was found to have assaulted a child with autism during two different instances on the way to school.
This comes less than a week after two other Fairfax County Public Schools employees were accused of assaulting a different student with autism on a school bus.
Police say a Fairfax County school bus aide, 57-year-old Hyung Lee, from Fairfax is accused of assaulting a 12-year-old non-verbal student who was autism
Investigators say the mother of the child became alarmed with her son came home with bruises. Once the mother filed a report, police say an investigation began.
Detectives say a supervisor reviewed surveillance footage from the bus and noted two encounters between the boy and bus aide, one on October 10 and the other on October 19, both around 7:50 a.m.
Lee now faces charges of assault and battery after turning himself in Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
Earlier this week, two other Fairfax County Public Schools employees, 62-year-old James Duffy, III, who works as a school bus driver, and 35-year-old Edmund Bailey, a bus aid, were accused of assaulting an 11-year-old boy with autism and face charges of assault and battery.
Police say, however, the two incidents are not related.
Investigators say Bailey resigned from his position as an aide, while Duffy is on administrative leave, and is currently in the process of being terminated by the school district.
Fairfax County police ask anyone who witnesses behavior such as this, especially towards members of the community who have autism or are non-verbal, to call 911 immediately. You may also contact Fairfax County Police Department to report a crime by calling Crime Solvers at 1(866)-411-TIPS, or by visiting the Fairfax Crime Solvers website. Tips can also be submitted via text by texting TIP187 plus your message to CRIMES (274637).