ROANOKE Co., Va. (WSET) -- According to the Roanoke County Police Department, two police officers responded to a call of a 10-year old boy, believed to be autistic, assaulting a school bus monitor Thursday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m.
They say the incident happened at the intersection of Garst Mill and Pinevale Roads (the bus had pulled into the Villages at Garst Creek).
According to the police, when the boy entered the bus he was asked to wear a mask and refused.
The bus driver gave him one to put on and he removed it.
The bus driver asked him to sit in the back of the bus but he became aggressive and assaulted the school bus monitor.
Police say there were no injuries.
The boy's guardian was notified as well as the school principal.
One of the responding officers was able to talk with the boy, help him understand what happened and calm him down. It was agreed between the guardian, principal and officer that the boy could come to school.
The officer placed the boy in the front seat of the patrol car, buckled him in, drove him to school, and walked him inside to the principal.
Police say no charges will be placed.