DPCC: Student molested multiple times on bus

Posted at 8:14 PM, Apr 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 15:04:43-04

The District Parent Coordinating Council is renewing its call for more bus aides on the school buses in Buffalo Public Schools.

The call comes after a little boy's mother claimed her child was sexually assaulted while riding to Our Lady of Black Rock School.

Nearly two-thirds of Buffalo school buses have aides on board, but advocates say that is not enough.

"Grown folks don't act right without supervision, and then you put a bunch of children on the bus. Listen, there's no way in the world any bus driver can manage five, 10, 15 children while they're maneuvering the streets with a 30- to 40-foot rig," said Bryon McIntire, the Vice President for the District Parent Coordinating Council.

McIntire said that according to the family's attorney, the Buffalo Police investigation revealed that the little boy was molested five times in one month on the school bus.

The Diocese of Buffalo released a statement, saying that, "The Diocese of Buffalo is aware of the investigation and the school is cooperating with investigators on this sensitive matter."

Buffalo Public Schools General Counsel, Ed Betz, also released a statement that, "The District is aware of allegations of misconduct on the bus. This is an ongoing investigation, and the District is cooperating with the appropriate authorities."