A school bus aide allegedly molested a number of special education, pre-kindergarten children on a Prince George’s County school bus.
The parents of a 4-year-old boy with special needs said Child Protective Services alerted them to the situation. They were told bus cameras caught the abuse and they were shown enough video to identify their son, but they have not seen the alleged abuse.
The parents said they were told the same thing happened to another child on the bus.
The children involved have verbal delays and trouble communicating.
“My son might say one or two words, but he does not say sentences at all, and I saw something change, but I just didn’t think of that,” the boy’s mother said.
The bus was carrying students from James Ryder Randall Elementary School in Clinton, Maryland. An unrelated investigation found students in the school’s Head Start program were forced to hold objects over their heads for a long time as punishment in June.
Prince George’s County Police confirmed they are investigating the incident, which was reported to CPS May 24 and to police June 20.
Prince George’s County Public Schools confirmed the aide and his supervisor are on administrative leave. The driver of the bus is no longer with the school system, a source close to the investigation told News4.
“We did everything possible to try and protect our kid,” the boy’s father said. “We are there at the first day of school, at the bus stop, meeting the teachers. We did everything, and he still got molested.”
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