A former school bus aide will sit in the Mahoning County jail for nearly four more weeks as she awaits an October 28 sentencing hearing after being convicted last month of assaulting a special needs student.

Judge Maureen Sweeney revoked Patricia Bennett's bail and denied her motion to reinstate bond after a jury convicted her of assault, child endangering, and falsification on September 21.

The conviction stems from a January 2020 incident during a bus ride when authorities say Bennet got into a physical altercation with a Leonard Kirtz student.

It is reported that the incident happened after Bennett bumped Rodriguez with her elbow. Rodriguez then pushed Bennett who reportedly swung at him, causing both of them to end up on the floor of the bus.

Bennett said in court that she was defending herself. The prosecution said she did not handle the situation with sensitivity.

Video captured of the incident was used in court.