Findings released in NCSD bullying case

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October Second, Caitlin Jonkers says she was bullied on the bus and then assaulted off the bus by girls from another school.

She has yet to return to school after being injured during the assault.
Natrona County School officials investigated this incident and split it into two separate issues.

"There’s two parts is how I would describe it, we had absolute incident on the bus that has been substantiated by investigators and administrators in the district as bullying,” said Verba Echols, Natrona County School District Associate Superintendent.

The second incident occurred as the girls got off the bus.

"I got off the bus and I waited to confront them to tell them to stop and to leave me alone. And then they began taunting me saying you’re not going to do anything about it, you can’t do anything about it,” Jonkers said.

Because Caitlin confronted them, the people who viewed the recording of the incident decided to punish all students involved.

"We also found that to be substantiated, that it was a mutual fight between parties and so both parties are consequences as aligned with policy and regulation,” Echols said.

The associate superintendent won't release a copy of the video to either Caitlin’s mother or News 13.

"At this time I don't have legal ruling to release the video as we've described for the purposes of protecting and keeping in confidence those other students that were just on the bus at the time when it occurred."

Amber, Caitlin’s mother, wants to be able to show what happened and let the public have a better understanding of the incident.