Driver on leave after bus sexual assault

The driver of a school bus on which a 7-year-old student was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a 6-year-old boy has been placed on leave, officials said Tuesday. At the same time, parents of other students at Boston Renaissance Charter Public School are questioning why a monitor — responsible for supervising students — was not assigned to the bus.

In an interview with the Globe on Monday, the victim’s mother said school officials told her in early November that a 6-year-old had sexually assaulted her son, and that they learned of the incidents after other students on the bus saw “activity” and exposed genitals.

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