Woman slaps bus driver and threatens him with gun in front of kids

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis woman faces charges after she was accused of hitting a school bus driver and threatening him with a gun.

According to the affidavit, 40-year-old Ratonya Jones is accused of boarding a Durham school bus, slapping the driver, and pulling out a gun in front of several children.

Jones is charged with aggravated assault, eight counts of reckless endangerment, and carrying a weapon on school property.

The incident happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday on a bus as the driver made a stop at Richbrook Drive and Walden Ridge Drive, near Bartlett.

The report said the driver pushed Jones down to get her to leave she slapped him. That's when she pulled out the gun.

There were eight children on the bus at the time.

Jones is currently out on bond.

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