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Lawsuit Claims Boy Molested on Caldwell-West Caldwell School Bus

Caldwell-West Caldwell school district faces lawsuit filed by a Wayne mother.

A middle school student from Wayne was repeatedly touched inappropriately by another student while riding on a school bus to Caldwell, according to a lawsuit filed by the victim’s mother.

The Grover Cleveland Middle School student who was transported by bus daily was touched by a sixth grade student “in his genital areas” for several months, according to a lawsuit as reported on northjersey.com.

The case was initially investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, which decided not to pursue criminal charges, according to northjersey.com. 

But now the mother of the victim is suing the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education seeking monetary and punitive damages for alleged emotional distress.

The suit also alleges that school staff should have been aware of the sexual touching and should have maintained a safe environment on the bus, according to northjersey.com.

Milemom February 12, 2014 at 08:01 PM
A middle school student from Wayne ... Why are we busing students from another town to our school district? Is it the free lunch program?
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon February 12, 2014 at 11:16 PM
Must be preparing for the seminary.
moose balinski February 13, 2014 at 08:48 AM
Shouldn't this parent be suing the parents of the student who was actually doing the inappropriate touching and not the Board of Education? Ah, that's right...the Board of Education has a very large liability insurance policy, and the molesting student's parents have none. Silly me !! "The touching in the genital area went on for several months". (???????) Well now, this student who is suing must have been enjoying themselves immensely, having kept quiet for all those months to be only speaking up about the touching now. "Choo...Choo ....the money train is pulling into the station.... ALL ABOARD !!!! "
kslattery February 13, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Can you please explain why there is a picture of the high school, not the middle school, with this article and why the first two comments above were posted before the date and time on the article by-line? Thank you.
Heidi February 13, 2014 at 05:00 PM
Moose.....Choo..Choo...Really? Are you crazy? Enjoying themselves immensely??....why don't you jump on the train and just go away....get back and do your homework "MOOSE"...get your facts straight....
Uncle Albert February 15, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Moose Balinski, above, is correct. The article states clearly that the touching went on for several months. What kid allows another to touch them in the private areas and not report this to the school officials or their parents? Miss Balinski hit the nail on the head that this is about getting money out of the towns of Caldwell-West Caldwell, and that's why this child's parent is not going after the offender's parents...."ain't no money there to be had" Good job Moose !!!

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