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Jacqueline Harris Dennis, 50, Fuquay-Varina

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina school bus driver has resigned after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting two children on her bus.

WRAL reported that Jacqueline Harris Dennis, 50, of Fuquay-Varina, is accused of punching a 7-year-old boy in the stomach and shoving him off her bus.

She’s also accused of shoving an 8-year-old boy into the metal frame of the school bus window.

Both incidences happened May 12 in the suspect’s Wake County school bus, according to an arrest warrant.

The suspect was charged last week with two counts of assault on a child under 12. The school put her on non-driving duty and she resigned shortly after that.

The suspect was jailed under a $15,000 secured bond. She was hired as a school bus driver in 2012.