School System Denies Bus Driver Looked In Child’s Pants

Johnston County Public School officials have responded to an incident involving a bus driver and a caretaker for a special needs student last week.

On March 27th, Richard Dee Williams, 49, was arrested after he allegedly refused to allow a school bus to leave from a bus stop on Princeton-Kenly Road near Kenly.

Williams reportedly had escorted a special needs student to the bus and allegedly became upset the female bus driver wanted to check the child’s pants to see if he had urinated on himself.

Williams didn’t let the bus leave and was later charged with trespassing-impeded a school bus, a misdemeanor.

Tracey Peedin Jones, Public Information Officer for Johnston County Public Schools said in a statement to WTSB, “The school system has found no evidence to support any allegations of wrong doing.”

Jones said the bus involved in the incident was equipped with cameras. Officials did not say if the camera captured the alleged incident.   Initial reports last week to WTSB indicated Williams was the parent of the child. We’ve now learned he is a caretaker for the child.