Forsyth Co. bus driver accused of inappropriately touching 15-year-old student

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem school bus driver has been arrested and charged after a student said she was inappropriately touching him.

Aundra Lynn France, 50, a bus driver at R.J. Reynolds High School is charged with sexual battery and simple assault.

France was arrested after a 15-year-old male student at the school told officials he had been inappropriately touched by his bus driver.

France was placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond. Her court date is set for June 25.

There were no other victims identified during the course of this investigation.

According to a release from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, France has been suspended without pay since the district learned of the allegation.

France remains suspended without pay as Superintendent Beverly Emory considers the charges against her.

France began working for WS/FCS as a substitute bus driver in April 2011. She has been a part-time driver for the district since October 2011.

“All of our employees are expected to act professionally and ethically in every situation,” Emory said. “I’m deeply disappointed when we do not meet that standard.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.


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