Todd School System Sued Over Bus Incident

By: Amy Bingham
By: Amy Bingham

Disturbing details emerge about a five-year-old girl who was possibly molested while riding on a school bus. The girl's parents are suing school officials who they say failed to protect their daughter from a known sex offender. The suit claims that two separate sexual assaults happened in September 2003 on a Todd County school bus.

The girl, whose identity we are not releasing, claims she was touched inappropriately by a 17-year-old boy. The family says school Superintendent David Eakles, bus driver Anthony Addison, Transportation Director Glenn Wilson, and Charles Adams, former Todd Central High principal, should have protected their students from the teen who had a history of sexual assault.

Todd County School officials weren't available for an on camera interview but issued a written statement.

"The school employees took appropriate action at the time the incident was reported. On behalf of the employees, an appropriate defense will be pursued. An initial review of the complaint reveals an attempt to impose duties upon employees of the Todd County schools which are beyond the scope of existing legally recognized duties. This child's welfare, as well as the welfare of all students of the Todd County schools is our highest priority."

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