PASCAGOULA, Miss. — A Mississippi judge has rejected a plea deal for a former middle school bus driver accused of sitting on and threatening to kill a special needs child.

The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports that Judge Robert Krebs rejected the sentencing deal Monday for Antioinette Jane Raymond. Raymond is accused assaulting the 14-year-old girl during the 2014-15 school year. Krebs delayed Raymond's prosecution last week so he could watch footage of the assault.

Special Prosecutor Mark Watts had recommended Raymond get a suspended jail sentence and one year of probation. He also recommended a $2,000 fine. Raymond was set to plead no contest to charges of assault and contributing to the delinquency, neglect or abuse of a child.