(KMOV) – Police are investigating after a 13-year-old girl claimed that a 14-year-old boy forced her into a sex act on a school bus.
The incident reportedly happened on Friday afternoon on a school bus carrying students from Most Holy Trinity Catholic School and Academy in north St. Louis.
The victim and her mother reported the incident to police on Sunday, officials say.
The police department’s Sex Crimes Unit is leading the investigation, and police say the school is cooperating with the case. They say officials have turned over the names of the students on board the bus as well as the name of the bus driver.
On Monday, the school released a statement regarding the incident. The statement also says the school has met with the parents of the students, and authorities were also notified. The school’s principal says they’re taking the allegations very seriously.
The allegation also claims the bus driver did not do anything to stop the incident. That bus driver was placed on administrative leave.