I am writing because I don't know where else to turn. My son is a student at a wicomico county school and he was sexually assaulted on his bus on April 16th. He reported this to the driver assuming he would handle the issue. However all the driver did was send the child to the back of the bus. This was an elementary school bus.
The assault happened 2 rows behind the driver.
Since the driver did not report this and no action taken my son was assaulted again on 4/17. This time he told his mother and I. We immediately filed a police report with MSP and emailed the principal. On 4/18 I spoke to the principal and he interviewed all the students who witnessed this.
I followed up with emails to the school safety director, principal, assistant superintendent for student services, the superintendent, the governor and board members.
I did not receive responses for days. It took almost 2 weeks to get someone to talk to me about everything. Now I learned today over 3 weeks later the Sherriff's office took over the case yesterday and the bus's cameras seem to have malfunctioned. And no one seems to be taken it serious that the inaction of the driver lead to the second assault. If he had done his job and the school followed up the students would not have had to be exposed to a second assault.
Please reach out to me for more details. This type of inaction by the school is why we have the safety issues currently happening at Wicomico County schools.