School bus incident prompts investigation

A 15-year-old has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 6-year-old girl on the school bus according to the Tifton Gazette.

The incident reportedly happened on September 9th and officials with the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested the boy that day.

The Director of Communications for Tift County Schools released the following statement in relation to the incident:

"The safety of all of our students is our top priority. Although not required by law, we do provide monitors on certain school buses. Because of Federal Privacy Laws, we are not allowed to confirm any details that could relate to a student's discipline or academic record, nor can we discuss an ongoing law enforcement investigation. As with any alleged incident, once the investigation is completed, student discipline would be handled according to our Code of Conduct and legal statutes."