EXETER TOWNSHIP — Exeter School District officials are investigating an incident in which a bus driver allowed a motorist to confront children on the bus about an alleged rock-throwing incident, Superintendent Robert Phillips confirmed Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Exeter Township police received a complaint Friday, Dec. 6, from a parent of a child on the bus carrying elementary school students, said Sgt. Sean Fullerton, the department's public information officer.

The child told the parent that the bus driver stopped the bus on Perkiomen Avenue (Route 422) to allow a motorist onto the bus to verbally reprimand the youngsters for reportedly damaging her vehicle with a hurled rock.

Fullerton said police determined the motorist boarded the bus but decided a criminal offense did not occur because the driver allowed the motorist on the bus.

Police referred the matter to the school district to handle under its policies, Fullerton said.

Police have nothing more to investigate because the motorist didn't report a rock being thrown, he explained.

"We never received a report from anyone regarding anything thrown from the vehicle," he said. "That was all second- and third-hand information that we had received."

Phillips declined to comment beyond saying district officials are investigating.

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