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Buffalo bus aide admits to striking child with autism with shoe

Posted at 5:12 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 23:09:50-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced a Buffalo bus aide admitted to striking a nine-year-old child with autism with the child's shoe.

34-year-old Anthony Lanier pleaded guilty to one count of attempted endangering the welfare of an incompetent person Tuesday.

The district attorney's office says on December 11th, 2018, while working as a bus aide for Western New York Bus Co., Lanier struck the child in the face with the child's shoe after failing to appropriately supervise the child.

The child suffered an abrasion on his face as a result.

The district attorney's office says Lanier has since been terminated from his position.

Lanier faces a maximum of one year in jail when he is sentenced in July.