Allegation Against Bus Driver Forcing Boy to Expose Himself Cannot Be Substantiated: Police


The investigation into allegations a local bus driver forced a special needs student to urinate on a school bus and then touched the student inappropriately cannot be substantiated, according to San Diego Police.

Lt. Scott Wahl, spokesperson for the San Diego Police Department, confirmed Friday the investigation into the incident is over. Wahl also said no arrest has been made.

The allegations stem from a local family who is going to trial over a lawsuit they filed against the San Diego Unified School District. According to court documents, a special needs student on his way home from Riley Elementary School was forced to expose himself and urinate on the bus in January 2012.

The claim says the bus driver took photos and video of the child’s exposed penis with his phone and then touched the boy, who was eight years old at the time, in a sexual manner.

The school district, in an answer to the complaint, denied all charges made by the family. A spokeswoman for the school district told NBC 7 she could not comment on ongoing litigation.

Click here to read more about the lawsuit in the original story.

A family member of the boy reported the incident to the San Diego Police Department a week after it happened, according to a district spokeswoman.

SDPD has not released the full police report, citing exemptions in the California Public Records Act, but the agency confirmed it received a report and has provided some details related to it and the incident.

According to that information obtained from SDPD, a police officer “responded to a call regarding a bus driver who grabbed the victim as the victim urinated inside the school bus” on Feb. 6, 2012 around 5:35 pm.

In details of the report provided by police, the answer “none” was given, when asked to provide a “general description of any injuries, property, or weapons involved.”

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