Police investigating school incident involving special needs student, bus aide

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The Lynchburg Police Department is currently investigating an incident that happened on a school bus involving a special needs student and school bus aide.

Officers said it happened on Tuesday around 3:50 p.m. on a Lynchburg City School Bus.

Police said school officials are fully cooperating with them during this investigation.

Lynchburg City Schools also released a statement about the incident. 

The Lynchburg City Schools administration recently received allegations of employee misconduct.  Lynchburg City Schools takes all allegations of employee misconduct very seriously.   The safety and security of our children is our top priority, thus each allegation is thoroughly investigated by school officials and if needed, in cooperation with the Lynchburg Police Department and Child Protective Services.

Although the administration cannot comment on the specific details of this personnel matter, we have taken the appropriate action as per our school board policy GBEZ on Standards of Conduct for Employees. 

As always, Lynchburg City Schools’ primary focus is on the health, safety, and welfare of our students and staff, and on the delivery of high-quality education to the students.

This is a developing story and WFXR is working to learn more details.

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