http://www.loudountimes.com/news/2009/mar/05/BusDriver/A school bus driver from Sterling is accused of offering students money to throw snowballs at a 13-year-old boy.
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office charged Katina M. Mitchell, 34, with seven counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, spokesman Kraig Troxell said.
During her afternoon route from River Bend Middle School March 3, Mitchell reportedly offered various amounts of money to the students to throw snowballs at the victim or stuff snow down his shirt, Troxell said.
After the students exited the bus, several of them -- sixth- seventh- and eighth-grade students at River Bend -- threw snowballs at the 13-year-old. The victim was not seriously injured.
Police believe the incident was brought on by an exchange of words between the bus driver, the victim and another student on the bus, Troxell said.
Law enforcement was made aware of the incident at about 5:30 p.m. March 3 after the victim's parent called the Sheriff’s Office.