Goochland schools now investigating after family says son was slapped

Posted at 9:58 PM, Aug 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-23 14:37:19-04

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - A Goochland family is upset after they said a Goochland County bus driver slapped their eight-year-old son on the leg Monday.

The family did not want to go on camera, but contacted CBS 6 with concerns.

The mother said there was no call home to them about the incident. She said after getting nowhere with calling the bus transportation office and the bus driver, they reported the incident to the principal.

CBS 6 took some of those concerns to school leaders.

"We are conducting a very thorough investigation," said Assistant Superintendent, Peter Gretz. "We absolutely don't tolerate any kind of behavior that physically or otherwise threatens a child."

The family said the school is refusing to take the driver off the route, and that they could move their son to a different route.

"The driver is currently not driving during the investigation, but I can't make comment on personnel matters," said Gretz.