NORMAN, Okla. – Following an investigation, a Little Axe bus driver was arrested on allegations of lewd acts with a child.
Norman police say they began investigating the allegations in their jurisdiction on July 26.
Throughout the investigation, detectives learned that the suspect, 40-year-old Billy Wayne Vuncannon, was employed as a bus driver with Little Axe Public Schools.
On Tuesday, with the coordination of Little Axe Public Schools Superintendent, Jay Thomas, Vuncannon was arrested without incident.
He was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on one count of lewd acts with a child and four counts of forcible sodomy.
Norman police say the charges do not involve any students who attend Little Axe Public Schools.
Authorities are still investigating the allegations.
Thomas released a statement Tuesday evening saying:
“With the news of the arrest of one of our districts bus drivers, I want to assure you that our students are of the upmost importance and we are in total cooperation with the authorities. We appreciate the Norman Police Department for communicating with us as our students safety is our top priority. I would like to reiterate what the news channels are broadcasting; No Little Axe students were involved. Thank you for your continued support of Little Axe Public Schools.”