A Hudson Valley school bus driver is facing a 36-count charge after he allegedly purposely caused many students to get hurt on their drive to school.

Over the weekend the Ulster Police Department reported the arrest of a bus driver after a number of students were injured.

Ulster County Students Injured On School Bus Ride To Middle School


On Thursday around 8 a.m. the Ulster Police School Resource Officer assigned to M Clifford Miller Middle School in Like Katrine was notified by school administrators regarding an incident involving a bus driver and the students on the bus.

Police identified the bus driver as 64-year-old Christopher Bauer of Kerhonkson, New York. The investigation revealed that Bauer was operating a bus owned by First Student Transportation and intentionally slammed on his brakes causing the bus to come to a hard stop, police allege.

Many Kingston School District students were standing at the time, which caused a number of students to stumble forward on the school bus, officials say.

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An undisclosed amount of middle school students complained of undisclosed minor injuries. All were treated by school nurses, according to the Ulster Police Department.

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Bauer cooperated with law enforcement and turned himself to police headquarters, officials say.

He was charged with 36 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Bauer was processed and released to appear in the Town of Ulster Court at a later date to answer the charges.

School Bus Crime Scene
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The Ulster Police Department was assisted by Kingston City School District personnel.

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