A 14-year-old Rome City School District student has been charged with inappropriately touching a female classmate on a school bus.
The male student, whose identity has not been released due to his young age, touched the intimate parts of a 13-year-old student while on a district bus in late February, according to Inv. Mark R. Chrysler with the county Child Advocacy Center.
Following an investigation, the teen was charged with second-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors, authorities said. The boy is scheduled to appear in Rome Juvenile Probation.
The girl has been offered counseling through the CAC.