JEFFERSON, Ga. - A longtime bus driver is no longer behind the wheel after police arrested him for inappropriately touching a young male student.
Timothy Harrison, 51, faces a charge of sexual battery against a child under 16. According to the Jefferson Police Department, a surveillance camera on Harrison's bus caught the incident on tape.
"For any parent you put your kid on a school bus, you would hope and pray that they'd be safe--not only driving down the road to get to and from school," said Jefferson Police Chief Joseph Wirthman. "For something like this to happen, it's pretty sickening and disgusting."
According to a police report, the victim is a student at Jefferson Elementary School.
Police have secured a warrant to review all of the surveillance video from Harrison's bus to determine if there may have been other possible victims.
"We fear any time that a child is involved in anything. We hope to the best of what we can hope that this was just a one-time incident, but most of the time it's not," explained Chief Wirthman.
Harrison has worked for the Jefferson City School District for 10 years. He is out of jail on bond.