School buses being an extension of school and home should be safe spaces for students. It was not the case for two teenage girls on a Clarke County school bus in Atlanta when they got molested by a 19-year-old man.
The man identified as Timothy Fitzgerald Willingham has been arrested by the police on two counts of felony child molestation and one count of felony sodomy.
Police said the alleged abuses happened after school on February 6. School officials said they learned about the incident on February 9 and quickly launched an investigation.
Police and school officials also both confirmed that bus surveillance video they reviewed showed evidence of the abuse involving Willingham and teen girls, aged 16 and 15.
The identities of the victims were not released since they are minors. The authorities also did not reveal yet the details of the molestation.
It is not clear whether the suspect is also a student. No details were given yet on court hearings and schedules on the case.