Arrest Made Following School Bus Incident in West Frankfort

Arrest Made Following School Bus Incident in West Frankfort

BENTON – An arrest has been made in connection with Wednesday morning’s school bus incident in West Frankfort.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, around 7:30 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of an altercation happening on a school bus between the school bus driver and adults who had entered the bus.

After the on-scene investigation, deputies arrested 24-year-old Paige Torrez of Freeman Spur for criminal trespass to a motor vehicle, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. All charges are misdemeanors.

The sheriff’s office said an investigation will continue. Further arrests are possible after the incident is reviewed by the Franklin County State’s Attorney.

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