A former Central York Excessive Faculty bus driver, who’s now convicted of a kid intercourse crime, labored as a bus driver for greater than a decade.
Harry Clayton Frigm, 68, of York, pleaded responsible Aug. 12 in York County’s Court docket of Frequent Pleas to a felony depend of participating in sexual contact with a baby. Different counts, together with indecent assault and corrupting a minor, have been dismissed by prosecutors.
Police started investigating Frigm in January 2020 after a baby reported being assaulted by him. Central York Faculty District stated he was faraway from his job after the allegations got here to gentle.
Based on a legal grievance, police discovered video footage of Frigm having sexually-oriented conversations with the kid and, on one event, touching the kid sexually.
He was first employed as a bus driver for Central York Excessive Faculty in 2008, in accordance with Edward Flavin, spokesperson for Illinois-based Durham Faculty Providers, who contracted with the varsity district for bus providers up till mid-2019.
Central York Faculty District then contracted with York-based Reliance Scholar Transportations, the district’s present faculty bus service, who re-hired Frigm throughout the transition course of, in accordance with Reliance CEO John Polli.
Frigm has not been charged with some other youngster intercourse offenses in York County and, previous to the brand new cost, had by no means beforehand been convicted of a felony, in accordance with a search of state courtroom data.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on the felony youngster intercourse cost on Nov. 30.
Pennsylvania state regulation requires that potential faculty bus drivers go a legal background verify by Pennsylvania State Police and undergo a baby abuse historical past verify. There’s additionally a required background verify by the FBI, and potential bus drivers additionally get their driving document checked.
All of these have been accomplished throughout Frigm’s preliminary hiring, Flavin stated. Reliance additionally completes these necessities with new hires, in accordance with the corporate’s web site.
Central York Faculty District doesn’t maintain employment historical past data for bus drivers as a result of the district is not their direct employer, district spokesperson Julie Randall Romig stated.
However yearly, the bus firm supplies the district with an inventory of their bus drivers and pre-employment clearances, which the district must approve earlier than they’ll drive college students.
“(The listing is) required to be up to date and maintained for the security and safety of our college students,” Randall Romig stated.
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