Student charged with felony after incident with Lexington bus driver

Fayette County Public Schools

A second student at Lexington’s Martin Luther King Jr. Academy has been charged with a felony following an incident with school district staff, district officials said.

“We can confirm that there was an incident in September at Martin Luther King Academy involving a student and a bus driver that led to felony charges being brought against the student, “ district spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said Monday. “Due to confidentiality concerns, we are limited in the information we can provide.”

The school on Liberty Road provides an alternative program for middle and high school students whose conduct prevents them from succeeding in their regular school, according to the school website.

In a separate incident in September, Fayette County school officials have not said what happened with a student and a Martin Luther King Jr. Academy staff member that led to that student’s felony arrest.

Fayette County could adopt a property tax increase that would fund a $13.5 million initiative to increase safety in public schools.

The Fayette County Board of Education approved a 5 cent tax increase for school safety earlier this year, after a packed hearing for public comments.

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