A Notice of Claim was filed by two families against a local school after multiple alleged incidents of sexual assault.
Families of the two children in the Sodus Central School District say the children were sexually assaulted on a school bus by a fellow male student.
They allege there were multiple incidents last year, which were mishandled by the district.
The incidents spanned over a matter of months – between September and December. One of the incidents was even caught on surveillance footage, according Joe Belluck, the attorney representing the families of the young girls.
He said the boy has since been removed from the bus.
The families are seeking $10 million in damages, and the children are going through counseling.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Wayne County District ATtorney’s Office did not comment on the matter.
The school district meanwhile says they take claims like the ones leveled in the lawsuit seriously.
“Student and staff safety is the number one priority of the Sodus Central School District,” the statement read. “The school district reacted immediately to ensure that the girls would no longer be riding on the same bus as the accused boy,” the district stated. “The school district will vigorously defend any legal challenge filed by the families’ attorney. The school district does not anticipate commenting further regarding this pending litigation matter.”
The attorney for the family says a lawsuit will be filed soon.