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Mom accused of hitting school bus driver in Cocoa

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Posted at 6:56 AM, Feb 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-26 02:01:26-05

COCOA, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida woman faces battery charges for hitting and pushing a school bus driver.

The incident happened Friday at a school bus stop in Cocoa.

Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1Av02TR ) reports Kelly Ann Loughney climbed onto the bus and asked to pick up her 5-year-old son. The substitute bus driver asked her for identification. When she refused the driver stood up and blocked her from retrieving the child.

Loughney told the newspaper she used foul language because she was being stopped from taking her child off the bus. She says she'd never had previous issues.

School officials say their policy calls for anyone getting a child in kindergarten or pre-k must present ID.

Loughney was charged with battery and posted a $5,000 bond. A March 26 hearing has been set.

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Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

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