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As a disabled girl suffocated, a New Jersey school bus monitor was charged after using a cellphone

By 07/23/2023 9:34 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


Authorities claim that a New Jersey school bus monitor was using her cellphone when she failed to see a disabled 6-year-old being strangled by a seat belt.

She has been charged with manslaughter and child endangerment. Faja Williams, who was found unresponsive when she arrived at Claremont Elementary School in Franklin Park on Monday, was killed.

Amanda Davila, 27, of New Brunswick, has been charged in her death. She was brought to a hospital, but shortly after, she was declared dead.

When the bus struck potholes in Franklin Township, Davila was seated close to the front, according to the authorities.

According to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, the jerky ride caused Williams to droop in her wheelchair, and the four-point harness that kept her anchored to it tightened around her neck, obstructing her airway.

Davila was charged on Wednesday, and she appeared in court for the first time on Thursday. According to the prosecutor’s office, it was unclear on Friday if she had hired a lawyer.

Williams was born with the rare chromosomal abnormality Emanuel syndrome, which prevented her from speaking or walking but allowed her to make sounds.

As part of an extended school year, she was taking classes. You’ll never meet a sweeter child than she was.

She had the cutest little chuckle and dimples, and throughout her six years, she had to deal with so much, according to her mother, Namjah Nash Williams. “She did not deserve to be taken away from us in a manner unrelated to her condition,” someone said.

Authorities claimed Davila broke rules and regulations by using her cell phone and earbuds while she was meant to be watching the toddler. Officials from the Franklin Township schools chose not to comment, citing the ongoing inquiry.

The safety of the children we carry is our main priority, and all of our staff members are aware of this.

As a result, the firm added, “We are fully cooperating with the law enforcement investigation and support any punishment that the justice system determines is appropriate for the bus monitor who has been arrested.”


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