Nonverbal Girl With Special Needs Attacked & Bitten 9 Times on School Bus


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Lynn Waldron-Moehle couldn’t understand why her 10-year-old daughter Lillian was so agitated when she came home from school May 6. 

Lillian -- who is developmentally delayed and nonverbal -- uses sign language to communicate and was upset and signing “ouchie” as she held her arm. 

Waldron-Moehle thought a warm bath would calm her down, and as she was helping her to undress she made a horrifying discovery: The child's arm was covered with angry bite marks.

  • It was easy to see that her daughter had been bitten over 9 times on her upper arm and shoulder. 

    “I took her sweatshirt off and finally saw why she was so distraught. Over 9 bite marks all bruised covering her upper arm and shoulder,” the Green Bay, Wisconsin, mom wrote in a post on Facebook. “She was crying and holding her arm still. I took pictures, checked in her backpack, phoned my mom, called the police, and I took her to the hospital.”

    According to ABC 2, Lillian's parents explained that their child has the mannerisms of a 2-year-old and was crying when she got home from elementary school. The bus was all special-needs students, and a camera reportedly captured the attack by another student. "[The school principal] said it was gruesome and horrifying to look at, and that the girl was brutally biting my daughter's arm," Waldron-Moehle said.

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  • “No child deserves this,” her distraught mom added on Facebook.

     Waldron-Moehle and Lilly’s father, Chad Waldron, told ABC2 that Lillian -- who they call Lilly -- was constrained in a five-point harness car seat and was unable to escape, and that the bus driver did nothing to help her. 

    “The seat was right behind the bus driver and he couldn't hear anything going on or see anything? Come on," he said. 

    "She can't tell them to stop, she couldn't get away, because she's in a five-point harness car seat,” Waldron-Moehle added.

  • “She just had to sit there and take it and the bus driver wasn't stopping," she said.

    Although the case is still under investigation, Green Bay Police say no criminal charges will be filed against the bus driver. A spokesperson for the Green Bay Area Public School District said officials have requested that the driver be taken off of the district’s routes.

    The child who allegedly bit Lilly is also reportedly no longer attending the same school.

  • The parents say this isn’t the first bad experience their daughter has had on the special-needs bus. 

    They allege that last year Lilly was completely undressed and touched inappropriately by a boy riding on the bus with her. 

    To ensure her safety, the Waldrons said that starting this week, Lilly will be riding in a van accompanied by two adults -- and no other children -- to and from school.

  • They said they would like to see more adult oversight and supervision on the bus to keep the kids safe.

    "If you can't keep an eye on these kids and they are special needs, you need to bring somebody in you know to be watching if the bus driver can't do it," said Waldron. 

    "I would like to see this not ever happen to another child,” Waldron-Moehle said. “No other child needs to go through what Lilly went through."

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