The family of a girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted on a Natrona County School District bus last week wants the community to know of its cooperation with the district and law enforcement.
The family, who wish to remain unidentified at this time, sent this message to K2 Radio on Thursday.
"We are determined to work with the Sheriff’s department [and] the Natrona County School District and transportation department to ensure that all children are safe while going and returning from school," the family said.
On Saturday, the Natrona County School District Chronicle Facebook page posted a report that a young girl was sexually assaulted on a bus on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Sunday, Dean Broughton of the district's student support services office confirmed the alleged assault and said the district was cooperating with the Wyoming Department of Family Services and the Natrona County Sheriff's Office in the investigation.
The NCSD was suspending any investigation of its own until these other agencies had completed their work, Broughton said.
The girl's family said they appreciate the community's support.
"We appreciate the thoughts and prayers of everyone who has responded and we continue to ask for your support as we move forward for our daughter and making changes within the school system," the family said.