GREAT BEND — Authorities are investigating assault allegations involving members of a Kansas high school swim team.
The Saline County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report that a Great Bend High School student was assaulted on a bus as the school’s swim team returned from a recent competition. That incident reportedly occurred three days before another incident under investigation by the Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Department that reportedly occurred Feb. 6 as the swim team returned from a Manhattan meet.
The incidents have sparked protests at school district offices by family members and students who question the district’s response to the allegations.
Superintendent Brad Reed says the district is investigating the allegations, cooperating with law enforcement and has also revised its practices regarding adult supervision on bus trips.