According to Metro, Kimberly Russi (photo, in lay) routinely sent her two children to a bus stop unsupervised. One of her children was struck by a school bus on Dec. 10, 2012. (Photo: Dave Lawrence/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A Las Vegas mom arrested after her son was struck by a school bus was the focus of an ongoing Child Protective Services investigation over lack of supervision of her six children, an arrest report revealed.
According to Metro police, Kimberly Russi, 31, was charged with two counts of child neglect in connection to injuries sustained by her 6-year-old son when he was hit by a school bus on Las Vegas Boulevard North and Walnut Road on Nov. 10.
Russi was in Las Vegas Justice Court on Thursday to face those charges.
An arrest report released Thursday revealed a 125-page CPS history regarding Russi's children, including allegations of child abuse and endangerment.
In the arrest report, Russi, who also went by Kimberly Delacruz, originally told officers that she walked her two boys, ages 6 and 7, about three-quarters of the way to the bus stop and returned to her home to take care of a two-year-old child.
Russi claimed, in the report, that the six-year-old has undiagnosed autism and a speech impediment.
CPS officers also interviewed Russi's other son who was at the bus stop. In the arrest report, he claimed his mom walked them to the bus stop and remained there for about a five-minute period before walking back home. She was not present for the incident, the boy told police.
CPS officers, in the report, believed the 7-year-old was coached on what to say, which was confirmed when the injured victim in the case said his mother usually never walked them to or picked them up from the stop.
Police, in the report, also said witnesses have seen the 6-year-old run in the streets and throw rocks at passing cars while without supervision.
Russi, in the report, later admitted to never walking her children to the stop, but still claimed she walked them out the morning of the incident. She also claimed, in the report, that other adults would look after the boys but did not provide evidence if any parent was present that morning.
Russi was officially booked on a count of child neglect causing bodily harm and a count of child neglect for leaving the other son alone at the stop.
Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.
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