Georgia mother arrested after police say she pepper-sprayed bus full of elementary school children

GYLNN COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia mother has been arrested after police said she pepper-sprayed a bus full of elementary school children Tuesday morning.

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The bus was picking up students in Brunswick when the mom, 30-year-old Shaquayle Cuyler, got on the bus and got into an argument with the bus driver and monitor around 7 a.m.


Glenn County Schools police said there were 24 students on the bus when Cuyler discharged a can of pepper spray. All students were treated at the scene by emergency medical services and taken to school via another bus. The driver and monitor were taken to the emergency room for further evaluation.

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Cuyler was charged with three counts of battery, criminal trespassing, first degree cruelty to children, reckless disruption of operation of a public bus and reckless conduct.

It’s unclear what Cuyler was mad about. The investigation is ongoing.

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