A Hudson Valley bus driver is facing multiple charges following an alleged altercation with several students.

On Saturday, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office reported the arrest of a man from Poughkeepsie. The 58-year-old is a bus driver in Ulster County. He was arrested following what police say was an "altercation" with several students.

Detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office reported the arrest of a 58-year-old Poughkeepsie man for the misdemeanors of endangering the welfare of a child and menacing in the second degree.

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The 58-year-old bus driver from Poughkeepsie was also charged with a violation of harassment in the second degree. The Ulster County Sheriff's Office did not release the bus driver's name.

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On January 27, 2022, deputies and detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint from the Ulster County BOCES - Center for Innovative Learning in the Town of Esopus.

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Police were told the 58-year-old bus driver from Poughkeepsie had an altercation with several students. Police say it was a verbal altercation but didn't go into any more details.

"Through investigation, it is alleged that a verbal altercation occurred between a bus driver and several students where threats were made," the Ulster County Sheriff's Office stated in a press release.

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On Friday, Feb. 18, the bus driver was arrested at the Ulster County Law Enforcement Center and released with an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Esopus Court on a later date. Any person charged with an offense is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, police say.

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