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March 21st, 2013
07:03 AM ET

SHOCKING VIDEO: Bus driver literally kicks special needs child off bus

Newly released video shows a school bus driver in Florida literally kicking a special needs student off her bus.

The incident happened last fall, but police are just releasing the images.

Tampa police say an 8-year-old special needs student slapped driver Stephanie Wilkerson after being told to wait her turn getting off the bus.

A security camera shows Wilkerson giving the student a swift kick as the girl exits the bus. Investigators say Wilkerson can be heard on the video saying "I'd buy a belt if she were mine...she would not hit adults ever again."

Wilkerson was fired after the incident.

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