Two Georgia boys stripped disabled girl naked and raped her on school bus after two weeks of horrific abuse
The young girl recounted the horrific details of the assault — all within the view of the driver operating a bus that was specifically designed for students with special needs that contained only 3 or 4 rows of seating
FULTON COUNTY, GEORGIA: A 14-year-old girl from Fulton County middle school with physical and mental disabilities was abused by fellow special needs middle school students on the daily bus ride for two weeks while the driver did not do anything until the day she was raped, according to a lawsuit claim.
Identified only as Jane Doe, it was alleged that between April 4 and 20 of 2019, she was groped and molested by another student who left his seat on the specialized school bus to sit next to her. During those 17 dreadful days, there were at least 10 instances of abuse.
According to the lawsuit, another student was "emboldened by the lack of discipline and restraint" shown by the first student and went on to assault the girl.
The young girl recounted the horrific details of the assault — all within the view of the driver operating a bus that was specifically designed for students with special needs that contains only three or four rows of seating.
Ten instances described during that period culminated in the rape of the girl aboard the bus. Even on that day, all that the driver said was that he "noticed something" when the girl had been "stripped naked, physically battered and raped." Fulton County Schools said that the driver was "immediately separated from the district".
"The bus driver, in this case, was completely derelict in his duties and repeatedly exhibited a willful and deliberate indifference to maintaining student discipline and ensuring student safety," the suit stated.
The suit alleged that Fulton County Schools failed on several fronts including the removal of a regular employee monitor from the bus before the string of assaults occurred and the video footage and audio recordings which "could be accessed and reviewed on a daily basis" but were apparently not.
Atlanta Attorney A Lee Parks is representing the girl and said that the bus's on-board video and audio recordings have recorded all the assaults. "So it's not a matter of whether it happened, we have it on video," she said. "There is a video of the rape, and then there's medical confirmation of the rape."
Almost 11 months later, the school district said Fulton County School Police are still investigating the incident and provided the statement. "The allegations in this complaint are extremely serious and concerning the district. Because we are dealing with minor students, this is a particularly sensitive matter."
"We need to allow any ongoing investigations to be complete and respect the privacy of all students allegedly involved. We look forward to the case being adjudicated through the legal process, not by attempting to make legal gains with press statements and grandstanding. It is not appropriate."