Seven Fort Zumwalt East students have been suspended following an incident on a bus involving a special education student.
Fort Zumwalt Superintendent Bernard DuBray told the Post-Dispatch that the incident occurred after “some of the other kids goaded him on.”
The Post-Dispatch reports the other students recorded the incident on their cell phones, but DuBray said that the students deleted the pictures upon learning of the investigation.
As a result, seven students—including the special education student—were suspended. The Post-Dispatch reports the school was tipped off after an unnamed student contacted a St. Peters Police Officer working as a resource officer at the school. The officer informed the administration and an investigation ensued.
The Post-Dispatch report said the St. Peters Police Department also is investigating, but has yet to file charges.
DuBray told the Post-Dispatch that two adults were on the bus but did not know the incident was taking place.