After bus driver attacked, Hilliard schools adding extra security

HILLIARD, OH (WCMH) — Hilliard City Schools leaders took extra precautions, on Monday, as bus drivers began their routes.

On Friday, a driver was attacked by a man who police said “laid in wait” on the back of her bus.

The attacker stabbed and sexually assaulted the woman shortly after she left the bus compounded, according to investigators.

The woman was able to fight off her attacker and run to a nearby OhioHealth facility, where workers called 911.

In response to the incident, Hilliard City Schools superintendent Dr. John Marschhausen sent a letter to Hilliard families stating the bus compounds would have additional security until police say the threat has subsided.

Additionally, Marschhausen said police and district leaders would inspect every bus before they leave the lot.

The suspect is is only described as a man wearing dark clothing, with face paint, police said.

Anyone with information on the suspect is encouraged to call police, immediately. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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