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VIDEO: Florida school bus driver uses foot to push special-needs girl off of bus

The video allegedly shows Stephanie Wilkerson using her foot to push a special-needs girl off a school bus on Sept. 28, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. YouTube

(CBS/AP) TAMPA, Fla. - Florida prosecutors released a video Wednesday showing a school bus driver pushing a special-needs girl off the bus with her foot.

Police said 41-year-old Stephanie Wilkerson was driving the special-needs children to school in Tampa on Sept. 28, 2012 when the 8-year-old wanted to get off the bus. She was told to wait her turn, but police said she slapped and pushed the driver.

The video, which was released by the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office, showed Wilkerson using her foot to push the girl off after she hesitated on the steps for about a minute. The girl fell and fractured her ankle.

Wilkerson was charged with aggravated child abuse. School officials said she was hired in Aug. 2008.

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