NBC 4 reports, two Central Ohio families said they intend to file a civil lawsuit over alleged abuse their children suffered at the hands of a Whitehall City Schools bus driver. The bus driver, 48-year-old Christopher Litostansky, has been charged with assault, endangering children and unlawful restraint. He is accused of tying down the legs of a special needs student with a strap to prevent him from kicking another student. According to police, the student had been diagnosed with a severe form of autism. Litostansky was also charged in a case where he allegedly poked a 6-year-old girl in the face with an umbrella. He is also accused of tossing the child into her seat, causing her to hit her head against the window. Attorney Byron Potts released video from a camera on the school bus in question Wednesday morning.
The video shows the drive poking the girl in the face eight times with an umbrella, according to her parents. The parents said the driver then allegedly tried to comfort the girl by inappropriately touching and kissing her.
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