ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. - Parents are speaking out after 2 Works for You did a story Thursday about bullying at Sequoyah Public Schools to say their children or friends' children have had similar experiences.
Many parents called, sent Facebook messages or left comments about times their kids had been bullied within a Sequoyah Public School and they feel it wasn't handled properly.
Two mothers came forward anonymously to share their story.
“Her friend goes you need to tell your mom what happened on the bus. And I go, ok mom’s interested now," mom one said.
Her daughter told her an older boy had touched her and her friend inappropriately on the bus.
“She wouldn’t tell me, she couldn’t say it in words, but she wrote it down on a piece of paper and - for a second grader all the words were correct. 'He touched my girl parts,'" said mom two.
She went to the school for answers, but she says they questioned why her other children weren't sitting with her daughter at the time.
“And I want to know how it’s her fault. How is it my fault? I didn’t give that boy permission to touch my daughter… and I know she didn’t," mom one said.
She claims the superintendent told her the boy is innocent until proven guilty.
She said all that was done was the kids received assigned seats on the bus. Putting the two girls together up front and the boy in the back.
The mothers filed reports with the Rogers County Sheriff's Department. 2 Works for You obtained copies of those reports.
The Sheriff's Office said it conducted an investigation and handed it over to the District Attorney.
The DA's Office did confirm they have the case, but say because the case involves juveniles they are legally not able to go into detail about it.
The moms say their kids still go to school in the district. One saying because she can't afford to send them anywhere else.
2 Works for You called Superintendent Dr. Terry Saul about the story. He said while he cannot comment on other cases, in this case the district has turned over all it has to investigators.
If you or someone you know has a similar story you can reach out to 2 Works for You on its social media, email Ashley Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org or the newsroom at email@example.com.
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