FM. Muscogee County schools contractor charged with sexual assault in school bus incident

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – A man formerly on contract with the Muscogee County School District has been charged in connection with a sexual assault investigation involving a school bus incident.

The allegations against Devin Douglas. 24, was revealed following a press release from contractor ChanceLight Education.

ChanceLight Education is “a provider of special education services for the Muscogee County School District”.

The press release from ChanceLight Education’s senior vice president of operations, Mark DiConsiglio, said Douglas “has been arrested for an incident that allegedly occurred on a school bus.”

According to Muscogee County jail records, on April 22, 2022, Douglas was charged with public indecency 1st or 2nd conviction, sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority, and possession of marijuana. On April 25, 2022, the additional charge of probation violation was added.

In the statement, DiConsiglio said ChanceLight Education became aware of the allegations against Douglas on April 14, 2022. The allegations against Douglas “concern an incident that occurred on the school bus while transporting students from school.” A specific date for the alleged incident was not given in DiConsiglio’s statement.

DiConsiglio said that when ChanceLight Education learned of the allegations against Douglas, he was “removed from his workplace, suspended while our internal investigation was conducted, fired.”

WRBL News 3 contacted the Muscogee County School District to comment on the allegations against Douglas and received the following response:

“The Muscogee County School District (MCSD) does not comment on ongoing investigations or pending criminal cases. MCSD can confirm that once an allegation was made against the individual in question, his employer, ChanceLight, fired him from the workplace and relieved him of his duties.

This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL News 3 live and online for new details as they become available.

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