After an extensive investigation, a Barrington Transportation Company school bus driver has been arrested for inappropriately touching students at Barbara Rose Elementary School.
The Daily Herald reports John Petrone, 68, of Lake in the Hills, has been charged with four counts of misdemeanor battery by the South Barrington Police Department. He was released on bond yesterday, and will appear in court again Aug. 2.
Petrone was placed on leave when allegations of inappropriate behavior were reported to District 220 in April. He also drove bus routes for North Barrington Elementary School and Barrington Middle School-Prairie Campus.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is investigating whether similar incidents occurred with students at North Barrington Elementary School. South Barrington Police report no concerns related to the students along the Prairie Middle School bus route.
The driver will continue to be suspended from the Barrington Transportation Company until his upcoming court date.