1St grade boy allegedly sexually assaulted by older male student

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Surprise police investigating alleged assault
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SURPRISE - Police are investigating a child assault on a school bus.

Sources exclusively speaking with 3TV say the accusations involve a 6th-grade boy accused of sexually abusing a 1st-grade-boy.

Surprise Police started looking into the accusations Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were investigating the scene at Cimarron Springs Elementary School after the father of the victim spoke with 3TV. He says that a 6th-grader from the elementary school was sexually assaulting his 1st-grade on the bus. Police say the accused 14-year-old boy has "diminished developmental capacities."

The child was said to go to Sonoran Springs Elementary but both are part of the Dysart School District and share a bus.

Police would not say much about the alleged sexual assault, only confirming that it was said to have occurred on the bus and that school officials notified them this afternoon.

"There was a report of an incident on a bus today, so we turned everything over to the Surprise Police Department," says Jim Dean of Dysart Unified School District.

"They are handling the investigation. As we do in any situation involving the police, we cooperate fully with them and assist in any way possible."

Travis Miller of Surprise Police says, "We received a phone call from the Dysart Unified School District informing us of some possible abuse that occurred between students."

Miller added, "All these things are a serious nature and we take them that way, that's why we investigate."

Detectives are reviewing a surveillance video from inside the bus. Both boys are at home with their respective guardians and families.