By Joe Johnson
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the sexual assault of two girls on a Barrow County school bus, according to Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith.
The alleged assault occurred off campus Thursday afternoon, as the bus was taking students home, Smith said. Both victims were 15 years old.
The suspect was charged with sexual battery and misdemeanor child molestation, according to the sheriff.
The state Department of Juvenile Justice ordered the boy to be released to his parents, Smith said.
The Barrow County School District declined to comment about the alleged incident.
"This situation is currently under investigation by the school system, and we are not in a position to make a statement at this point," a school system representative stated in an email.