Multiple investigations underway into alleged sexual assault on Talawanda school bus

A police investigation and Title IX investigation remain active more than a week after the alleged incident.
Published: May. 8, 2023 at 4:56 PM EDT
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OXFORD, Ohio (WXIX) - The Talawanda School District confirms an investigation is ongoing into an alleged sexual assault on board a school bus.

“On 4-28-2023, I was informed by the Talawanda Middle School principal Mr. Tim Derickson, about an incident that occurred between two 7th grade students while on the school bus,” the Oxford police incident report reads.

The police investigation remains active.

Separately, the district says a Title IX investigation is underway.

The district cannot comment on an open Title IX investigation, a district spokesperson tells us.

Talawanda Schools is currently named in a federal lawsuit claiming it knowingly ignored “systemic child sexual abuse” and a culture of bullying and intimidation surrounding a girl who came forward with allegations against a teacher. She was 12 at the time.

The girl’s family sued the teacher in civil court and won an undisclosed settlement.

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