An Eastover woman who claimed her son was being bullied was arrested after she allegedly boarded a school bus and pinched and grabbed a student, officials reported.
Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on a school bus at the 200 block of Lewis Scott Court in Eastover around 8 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies arrested Princess Killingsworth, 30, at the scene.
Deputies believe there was an ongoing incident between Killingsworth’s son and a few other students.
Killingsworth was at a bus stop and was reportedly yelling and using profanity at the students she claimed were bullying her son, according to the release.
Once the bus arrived, the students boarded the bus, and Killingsworth followed.
The bus driver then put himself between the suspect and the students and convinced her to leave, the release stated.
Sheriff Leon Lott said a student who was boarding the bus as she was leaving told deputies Killingsworth had grabbed and pinched his arm and then pushed him.
Richland County deputies responded to a similar incident Aug. 31 on Bush River Road after a mother reportedly assaulted a bus driver after claiming her child was assaulted on the bus.
Killingsworth was charged with interfering with the operation of a school bus and third-degree assault. She was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.