BARTOW, Fla. (AP) _ The dean of students at a central Florida elementary school is facing charges related to a sexual battery investigation involving a school bus driver.
Pasco County Sheriff’s officials said in a news release on Tuesday that 34-year-old Courtney Stanley was arrested on two counts of failure to report child abuse.
Spokeswoman Carrie Hortsman says two students reported incidents of sexual battery on a bus to Stanley on April 8 and April 12.
She says Stanley didn’t report the incidents to school officials, the Department of Children and Families or law enforcement.
Officials say a counselor at Horizons Elementary School reported the abuse to DCF and school officials on April 13 after hearing the reports from the students.
72 year old school bus driver Carlos Ojeda is accused of luring at least four girls, most only 4 years old, to the front of his bus with candy so he could touch them sexually.