Police: No wrongdoing found after Edmond bus driver gives student inappropriate note


EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – No criminal wrongdoing was found after an Edmond bus driver gave a student an inappropriate note last month, police say.

Earlier this month, a mother told KFOR her son came home on Jan. 31 with an inappropriate note, written by his school bus driver.

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She read aloud some of the note:

“I’m writing this note to you because as you know when school is out, there’s really no time to talk, just a quick hug. For some time, I’ve been wanting to talk to you about spending time together with you and I. Maybe with some other friends of yours? What do you think?”

It goes on to say, "I really want to be friends with you and every once in a while, hang out together to play, talk, etc. Yes! I am a grown-up, but I like friendship with kids like you. Tell me what you think, no pressure though."

The student’s mom immediately called the school. Two days later, the driver was taken off the route.

The district confirmed that the driver is no longer employed, and said that while he did not break the law, his actions were inappropriate.

The mother also called Edmond police and a report was filed.

Edmond Police detectives specializing in crimes against children conducted an extensive investigation into the background and intentions of the suspect. Through that process detectives have determined that the suspect had no criminal objectives. The case has been closed and no charges will be filed. It is our knowledge that the suspect is no longer employed with Edmond Public Schools.

Emily Ward, Edmond Police Department

Editors Note: This story has been updated to include a direct quote from the Edmond Police Department and adding the word 'criminal' to the lead sentence.


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