Like the rising sun, the situation could no longer be hidden.
“You see,” said Kylie. “I told you I’m not the only one he has been bugging. I guess their parents skipped coming to the school and went right to the police.”
The officer that came in, make that officers, were not street cops but high ranking officers. I guess someone had gone to the top with their complaint.
The officers looked around the room from our angry faces to the boy sitting in the corner of the room rocking back and forth crying.
“What is the issue here?” asked one of the officers.
“The young lady and her parents have said the boy has been giving her double,” said the principal.
“Define trouble,” said the other officer.
“Sexual assault,” said Kylie before the principal could replay.
“The girl is just exaggerating. The boy was just playing,” said Mr. X with a laugh.
“Playing? From the conversation I overheard my niece having and the bruises I saw on her arms and thighs when I got her to tell me what happened, this is no game.”
“Are you Nadisha’s uncle or Ashley’s? Those are the two girls he has been bugging for the last two weeks.”
“No. My niece doesn’t go to school here. This incident happened on the bus last Friday.”
The officer took out a phone and showed the principle pictures. The man was visibly shocked.
Taking out a notebook the officer turned to my daughter.
“Can I have the names of those two other young ladies? We will need to talk to them. Can you tell us what happened.”
My daughter told her story including the part about the teacher doing nothing. The officers gave Mr. X. a long look and finally he has the look of shame on his face.
“From the magnitude of this situation we going to have to take this situation to the station. This involves too many girls and this is a dangerous situation.”
Saddened the principle nodded.
“On that note,” said Mr. Divine. “I would like my daughter’s transcripts before I leave. She is not coming back to this school. Not with a teacher who turns a blind eye to sexual assault. Never.
“I was shocked he took things as far as removing Kylie from school but I understood it. The safety of the children was always his first priority and for that I loved him.
It seemed like Kylie would be starting privet school later in the week. Mr. Divine moved that fast, that fast.