“(My son) showed up with marks between his knees and his ankle that looked like somebody had beat him with a bat,” she said. “I was horrified by the look of my son’s legs.”
Carlisle made complaints to numerous school officials, including the principal and transportation director, she said.
She then met with Estrop and other administrators May 20 to discuss her concerns, after which the driver was placed on leave. Estrop said he couldn’t discuss Carlisle’s prior complaints, but said parents are always encouraged to contact school officials with safety concerns.
“Please bring it to the district’s attention as soon as possible so we can act and act accordingly,” he said. “Like any case where there’s allegations of misconduct by one of our staff members involving a child, as mandated reporters, I will make that call every time.”
For now, the boys are being taught at home by a district-provided instructor, which Estrop said will continue until the matter is resolved.
The school year concludes today. Estrop said the home instruction program will continue into the next school year for Carlisle’s children should the case not conclude by then.