gradient
goingon
TODAY IS Friday June 22nd


More On Colon Bus Incident
Thursday Aug 10, 2017 9:49am
Colon, MI

By: Mike Stiles


(COLON) – More information has been released regarding a 15 year old boy who allegedly touched a young girl on a Colon school bus.

According to WWMT, police reports show the teen may have touched up to seven girls earlier this year, and court records say that a 15 year old boy has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly touched some six year old girls.

The parents of the alleged victims have not released their names to the media, requesting anonymity during this investigation.

According to reports, the teen says he spoke with a social worker and said he was playing around with the girls and tickling them, and his hand slipped down, touching their private parts. The teen says he did not put his hand under anyone's clothes.

Colon Interim Superintendent Ginny Kowalski issued a release on the School District's Facebook page. She states that in April the Colon Schools Administration and School Board were made aware of an incident on a school bus which alleged inappropriate touching of a young student by another elementary student.

Kowalski says the School cooperated fully with local law enforcement in this investigation. She says the School District reviewed and made changes to their protocols to insure the safety of all Colon students. No charged with filed against this student.

Kowalski says she and the District's transportation director met with a representative of Dean's Transportation to review the procedures. Changes were made that include students on buses are now separated male and female; and younger children sit in the front of the bus.

Additional video cameras have been added to every bus and all bus drivers have been re-trained on protocols and procedures for handling student discipline matters.

Kowalski also says the bus driver was terminated by Dean's Transportation for failing to properly report the alleged incident and criminal charges have been filed against the man.

(06-22-2018) • LaGrange Man Killed In Thursday Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Topeka, IN
(06-22-2018) • People Speak Out Against Wind Park
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Matteson Township - Branch Co. MI
(06-22-2018) • School Board Approves Contract With Sturgis Teachers
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(06-22-2018) • 2018 Relay For Life Going On Friday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(06-21-2018) • City Commission Sets 2018 Millage Rate
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(06-21-2018) • Glen Oaks CTE Auto Program Places In Top Third In State
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(06-21-2018) • Sue Glick Assigned To Study Committees
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis
(06-20-2018) • COA Renewal Millage Heading To Ballot
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(06-20-2018) • Two Sturgis School Board Seats Up For Election
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(06-20-2018) • Car Crashes Due To Malfunction
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Newberg Township - Cass Co., MI
(06-20-2018) • LaGrange Commissioners Approve Park Surveillance Equipment
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(06-19-2018) • School Board Approves Budget Amendment
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(06-19-2018) • NE Indiana Jobless Rates Up In May
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis
(06-19-2018) • Clarity Hearing Set For Constantine School Board Member
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(06-18-2018) • MSP Investigating Storage Unit Break Ins
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Girard Township - Branch Co., MI
(06-18-2018) • Michigan Jobless Rate Drops In May
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Lansing, MI.
(06-18-2018) • Crash Kills Sturgis Man
(06-16-2018) • Pursuit And Drug Arrest In Sturgis
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(06-16-2018) • Prairie Heights Planning Town Hall Meetings
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(06-16-2018) • Three Rivers Water Festival Continues
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Three Rivers, MI
(06-15-2018) • Eishen And Wiley Named Sturgis Citizens Of The Year
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(06-15-2018) • Three People Injured In Lockport Township Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Lockport Township - St. Joseph Co. MI
(06-15-2018) • Shooting Incident In Sturgis
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(06-15-2018) • Rollover Accident Injures Constantine Man
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Porter Township - Cass Co. MI.
(06-15-2018) • LaGrange Hit And Run Being Investigated
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Topeka, IN
(06-15-2018) • Yorks Retires As CTA Director, New Director Named
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Three Rivers, MI
(06-15-2018) • Vacancy On City Commission
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(06-14-2018) • 2018 Three Rivers Water Festival Starts Today
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Three Rivers, MI
(06-14-2018) • Medical Marijuana Ordinances Defeated
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(06-13-2018) • Authorities Identify Body Found Near Stroh
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Stroh - LaGrange Co, IN.
(06-12-2018) • Rouseau Surrenders To Georgia Authorities
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Three Rivers, MI
(06-12-2018) • Charges Filed In Car Buggy Fatal Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Topeka, IN
(06-12-2018) • Cass County Roads Closed Due To Flooding
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Cassopolis, Cass County, MI.
(06-12-2018) • Two Children Die In Branch County Camper Fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bronson Township - Branch Co. MI
(06-12-2018) • Man Arraigned Gun Charge
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Three Rivers, MI
(06-12-2018) • Recall Petition Against Shuler Rejected
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(06-12-2018) • Lightning Being Named Cause Of Bronson Area House Fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Noble Township - Branch Co. MI





Contact WBET
STURGIS269/651-WBET
COLDWATER517/278-WBET
wbet@wbetfm.com

businesses