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Shocking moment school bus attendant is caught on camera throttling 13-year-old special needs girl and pushing her head into the seat in front

An angry Brooklyn couple is demanding justice after a school bus attendant was filmed manhandling their 13-year-old special needs daughter.
Shaheen and Alex Knox are suing Leesel Transportation Corporation and attendant Beleck Valmont over the incident on October 30 that was captured by another bus employee while en route to the Manhattan Children's Center.
Their daughter, 13-year-old India Knox, is dependent on 24-hour medical assistance and has the mental capacity of a five-year-old. 
Valmont was seen on video violently shaking the girl - who weighs just 84lbs - as they rode to the school. 
The other bus staffer notified school officials of the cell phone footage.
India can be heard repeatedly crying out 'I'll calm down,' as Valmont grabs the back of her head and uses her hood to force her head into the seat in front of her. 
Valmont rejects the horrified girl's pleas as he keeps pushing her face. 
School officials informed the police and India's parents of Valmont's actions and the man was arrested that day. He was charged with six crimes including assault. 
'It's every parent's worst nightmare,' the girl's father said to the New York Daily News. 'You give people trust that they're going to do safely transport your child to school. Assault isn't something you expect.' 
Justin Foster, the 34-year-old paraprofessional on the bus, said that he filmed the altercation in order to protect India and the other children.
'He was pulling her hood over her head and mashing her head into the seat and you don't do stuff like that,' said the Manhattan resident. 'It was a situation where I felt I had to do the right thing.'
But Valmont claimed that he hadn't done anything wrong and had jumped into action to prevent the girl from spitting on and angering other students.  
'I'm sorry about what happened because I didn't want to do anything wrong to the girl,' he said. 'I love kids and I never got into trouble.' 
Valmont has a daughter of his own and has been working as a city school bus attendant for 13 years. He was released without bail and is expected back in court next month. 
A new bus and driver was assigned to the route as City Education Department officials suspended the man. 
While India returned to the bus on Monday, her father claimed that she is still fearful.
The family has hired lawyers Matthew Blit and Sanford Rubenstein to represent them in the lawsuit.
'It is fortunate we were able to obtain a video of this assault and pictures of the cuts,' Rubenstein stated. 
Education Department officials wouldn't indicate if there were any red flags in Valmont's background check but the man claimed that he had never been arrested before. 
'The NYPD and (the schools') Special Commissioner of Investigation are investigating this deeply disturbing allegation, and we swiftly suspended the attendant and provided this family with a new bus route,' said DOE spokeswoman Miranda Barbot. 
Leesel has around 350 school bus routes and is paid $50million a year by the city, according to Education Department officials.  

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