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Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - Bus driver Hel­mut Derer is charged in as­sault on stu­dent, 9.

A school bus driver was ar­rested Fri­day af­ter po­lice say he as­saulted a 9-year-old Le­an­der school district stu­dent this month. Hel­mut Derer, 67, was charged with in­jury to a child, a third-de­gree felony pun­ish­able by up to 10 years in prison.

On Dec. 5, Cedar Park po­lice re­sponded to a report of a dis­tur­bance on a school bus in the 200 block of Ca­pulin Moun­tain and were told by two stu­dents that the driver had as­saulted one of the stu­dents.

Po­lice said in­ves­ti­ga­tors later de­ter­mined that Derer pushed the 9year-old down into a seat caus­ing him to strike his head against the side of the bus, and then used his knee to strike the

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