NY--Victims respond to alleged abuse on school buses

For immediate release: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003 cell,bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)

We are not reassured that Catholic officials say they’re investigating alleged abuse on a school bus. Church staff claim all the time that they conduct such investigations but rarely substantiate any wrongdoing. We believe it’s far better and safer to let the independent and experienced professionals in law enforcement look into such accusations rather than the biased and often self-serving bureaucrats in church offices.


SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, davidgclohessy@gmail.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747bblaine@snapnetwork.org)


State Education Dept. investigating alleged abuse on Buffalo school buses

By Evan Anstey, News 4 Digital Producer

Published: February 23, 2016, 10:28 am - Updated: February 23, 2016, 1:50 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A spokeswoman for Sen. Tim Kennedy says the State Education Department is investigating two alleged cases of abuse on Buffalo school buses.

In a letter to State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, Kennedy says a 6-year-old boy was allegedly abused by a 12-year-old on the bus in December.

School officials with the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo are also investigating that incident.

The letter also mentioned a situation where a mother said her 9-year-old South Buffalo son was physically and sexually abused on a school bus.

Kennedy says he wants to see if  . . .

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