Boardman aide placed on leave, accused of mishandling preschooler

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Questions arose as to the aide's method of assisting the preschooler into the building

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BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A bus aide for Boardman Local Schools was placed on leave following complaints on how the aide “assisted the student from the bus to the building entrance.”

The incident happened Tuesday, March 16, according to Superintendent Tim Saxton.

The child attends preschool that is housed at West Boulevard Elementary.

Questions arose as to the aide’s method of assisting the preschooler into the building, according to Saxton.

The incident was reported Wednesday, March 17.

An internal investigation is ongoing, and Children Services has been notified of the allegation, along with Boardman police

The mother of the child was notified about the allegation and alerted her to “check the child’s welfare.”

The aide was immediately placed on administrative leave on March 17.

The safety of every student in our District is always our foremost priority.  If substantiated, the allegations reported to Boardman Schools constitute inappropriate and offensive conduct that justify discipline up to and including termination. The District is actively engaged in the required disciplinary processes.

Superintendent Tim Saxton, Boardman Local Schools

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