On Thursday, November 21, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office responded to a battery that occurred in Ione on an Amador County Unified School District bus.

An 11-year-old girl stated she was involved in a physical altercation with the driver of the bus the day before, Wednesday November, 20. After deputies interviewed the minor and several other students, they determined the incident took place on the bus.

The girl had allegedly been spraying other students with a water bottle and the driver pulled over to take the bottle away from her. However, the girl refused to give the water bottle to the driver, who grabbed her by the shoulders and pushed her back into the seat. Other statements taken by ACSO deputies described erratic driving behavior, as well. The incident remains under investigation.