1 resigns, 2 suspended after sex assault reported on JCPS special-needs bus

1 resigns, 2 suspended after sex assault reported on JCPS special-needs bus

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A sexual assault occurred on a JCPS special-needs bus recently, WAVE 3 News has learned.

Few details were immediately available, but LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell confirmed that the incident happened on Sept. 16.

It's not clear exactly what happened or who was involved, but Mitchell said a report was filed last week.

JCPS released the following statement late Monday afternoon about the incident:

The safety of all students in our buildings and on our buses is a top priority for the district.  There was an incident involving two special needs students on a bus.  JCPS contacted the Louisville Metro Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit.  It is investigating.  The district suspended two adults on the bus -- the bus driver and special needs transportation assistant -- and is recommending termination.  A third adult on the bus -- an instructional assistant based at school -- resigned from her position with the district.

Mitchell said he could not comment further because the investigation is ongoing. It's not clear if criminal charges will be filed.

No other information was available.

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