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Bus aide pleads guilty after striking autistic boy with shoe

Anthony Lanier faces a year in prison

April 26, 2019 - 8:06 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A former bus aide faces up to a year in prison after he struck an autistic boy in the face with a shoe.

Prosecutors said Anthony Lanier cut the boy on his face with the boy's shoe on December 11, 2018. Lanier, 34, was a bus aide for Western New York Bus Company and has since been fired.

He plead guilty to attempted endangering the welfare of an incompetent person, which is a misdemeanor.

He will be sentenced on July 8.

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