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Student arrested on charges he molested two teen girls on Clarke County school bus

Police said school bus surveillance video shows the alleged incident.

ATHENS, Ga. — A 19-year-old student has been arrested on charges that he molested two other students on a Clarke County school bus.

Police arrested Timothy Fitzgerald Willingham, 19, on Friday on two counts of felony child molestation and one count of felony sodomy.

According to police, the alleged incident happened after school on Feb. 6. School officials said they learned of the incident on Feb. 9 and began their investigation.

Police and school officials reviewed the school bus surveillance video, which they said showed evidence of the incident involving Willingham, a student at Clarke Central High School, and the 16-year-old and 15-years-old girls.

According to district officials, there was no monitor on the bus. Monitors, they said, are assigned to buses to support students served through the district's special education programs when a need is documented.

According to Georgia code, non special education students can enroll in public high schools annually until the age of 20, by Sept. 1. Students with special needs are allowed to remain enrolled in high school through age 22.


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