Charlotte man arrested for assault on CMS student on school bus

CMPD has arrested a man after he reportedly boarded a bus and committed assault on an Albemarle Road Middle School bus as it stopped to pick students up Wednesday morning.

Tavares Antonio Perkins, 28, has been charged with assault on a female, simple assault and trespassing on/impeding a school bus.

Perkins allegedly forced his way onto the bus at approximately 8:30 a.m., pushed past the driver and slapped a male student.

Perkins exited the bus after the incident and was placed into custody by a CMPD school resource officer.

Toni Perry, the principal at the middle school, informed parents that no one was seriously injured during the altercation.

Students were brought to school on schedule.