NORMANDY, MO (KPLR)-- A Normandy School District bus driver is on administrative leave after allegations of inappropriate behavior with a student.
According to the school district, they received a call from the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division, informing them of an allegation of sexual contact between a bus driver and a student at Normandy Middle School.
The administration immediately removed the bus driver from his assigned route and placed him on administrative leave pending a decision regarding his employment.
Following a police investigation 26-year-old Shawn D. McNeil was arrested and charged with statutory sodomy and sexual contact with a student, both felonies.
The alleged molestation happened on the school parking lot after students got off the bus and went into school.
At this time both police and the district believe no other students were victimized. But from interviews with the 13 year old, they believe they know when and how many times the girl was molested.
Shawn McNeil is being held in the St. Louis County Jail.
His bond is set at $100,000.
Statement from the Normandy School District:
“The district is participating in the investigation by the Normandy Police Department and will cooperate in any investigation by law enforcement or other government agency. The safety of our students is our highest priority in the Normandy School District. We wish to commend our staff and local law enforcement for responding swiftly and collaboratively to these allegations.
The district will also take prompt steps to ensure that the affected student receives any counseling or other support that may be needed.”