Stu­dent al­legedly touched an­other in­ap­pro­pri­ately at Pineville El­e­men­tary

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forced an­other boy to put his hand and grab her in her crotch area and as she was try­ing to get up, the boy that pinned her down, pulled her pants down’,” re­called the wor­ried par­ent.

She said she was livid af­ter she had been told about what hap­pened. She said she im­me­di­ately started head­ing to­wards the school and no­ti­fied po­lice about what she had been told.

The mother claims it wasn’t un­til she ar­rived at the school and spoke with the prin­ci­pal that she was told the in­ci­dent took place sev­eral hours ear­lier in the day.

“I said ‘why did you wait til three o’clock to call me? Why did you not call me im­me­di­ately?’ ” ques­tioned the mother.

She said she was also trou­bled by the lack of in­for­ma­tion she was given about the stu­dents ac­cused of touch­ing her daugh­ter.

She said she didn’t get a chance to meet with the chil­dren or speak to their par­ents. The con­cerned par­ent ex­plained that she wants to make sure the chil­dren are held ac­count­able for what hap­pened and that they un­der­stand the sever­ity of what they’re ac­cused of.

“I ul­ti­mately don’t want any kid to go spend the rest of their life in jail. That’s not my ob­jec­tive, but they need to un­der­stand how se­ri­ous this is,” said the wor­ried mom.

She said she plans on keep­ing her daugh­ter out of Pineville El­e­men­tary and is con­sid­er­ing hav­ing the child home­schooled.

CMS sent WBTV a state­ment from Pineville El­e­men­tary School Prin­ci­pal Brian Do­erer re­gard­ing the in­ci­dent.

Pineville El­e­men­tary School Prin­ci­pal Brian Do­erer sent a state­ment to par­ents of stu­dents at the school:

“Pineville El­e­men­tary fam­i­lies, This is Prin­ci­pal Do­erer with an im­por­tant mes­sage. You may have heard re­ports about a stu­dent in­ci­dent on the play­ground Wed­nes­day. The in­ci­dent is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by law en­force­ment and the school. Any stu­dent who vi­o­lated the Code of Stu­dent Con­duct was dis­ci­plined ac­cord­ing to the code. We take the safety and well-be­ing of our stu­dents se­ri­ously. Thank you for your sup­port of Pineville El­e­men­tary,” said the state­ment.

No fur­ther in­for­ma­tion has been re­leased on this time as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues.

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