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Sexual assault occurs on school van

Posted at 7:31 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 06:55:32-04

According to a report from the Lee County Sheriff's Office, a girl was sexually assaulted by a boy several times on a private van on the way to school Monday morning.

The victim's father said in the report that the sexual incident began on the van to Gateway Charter School at 6:45 am and continued throughout the school day and the following day.

A spokesperson from the school says, "This is no different than if parents decided to carpool. We have no authority over who parents hire to drive their children home. This is not a school sponsored van. We do not make recommendations for this type of transportation."

A parent who's children go to school here says he's fortunate he's able to drive his kids to school, but says some parents aren't able to have that option so they might have to use transportation like this.