Parents say 13-year-old daughter was inappropriately touched on school bus
SAN ANTONIO —
The parents of a 13-year-old girl are claiming their daughter was touched inappropriately by a boy while riding on a school bus.
Late Wednesday afternoon, the East Central Independent School District released this statement:
“Student safety is our top priority. An investigation began at the time the District was made aware of the allegations and is ongoing. Once the investigation is complete, any misconduct will be handled according to the Student Code of Conduct and state law.”
A spokesperson for the district said they were not made aware of the allegations until Sept. 11.
“What this boy did was not right. He violated her,” said the girl’s mother.
The family requested we not show their faces or names to protect the privacy and safety of their daughter.
Last Tuesday, they say their daughter was riding home on the bus from Legacy Middle School.
“He sat on her lap and he was jumping up and down trying to touch her in between her legs,” said the girl’s mother.
Despite their daughter telling the boy no and trying to push him away, it didn’t stop. Later in the week, the girl’s parents noticed their daughter began acting different.
“We went through her phone and we saw a text message on their telling another friend,” said the mother.
In the text conversation, their daughter describes, “this dude sat on me grinding against me and he tried touching something.”
Another message says the bus driver talked to the boy after catching him on camera.
Later, the 13-year old told her friend “that was the worst thing ever.”
The parents claim the bus driver did not report the alleged incident so they filed a report with the school district’s police department.
“If an adult would have done it, it would’ve have been right [and they] probably would have been arrested,” said the mother.
The parents say they are considering pulling their daughter from the school.