Woman charged with sexual battery of teen on Clarksville school bus

Susan Boykin (Courtesy: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman is accused of walking onto a school bus as it was picking up children and sexually harassing a teenage boy.

Susan Boykin, 53, is charged with sexual battery and trespassing on school property.

An arrest report alleges Boykin walked onto the school bus in the area of Ranch Hill Drive in Clarksville on Thursday morning and went to the back.

She is accused of lying on top of a 15-year-old boy while kissing and hugging him. Boykin reportedly tried to take the teenager with her and said repeatedly, “It’s your birthday, so we can do whatever you want.”

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Boykin also invited him to her house “and other unknown activities.”

The 15-year-old boy said he doesn’t know who Boykin is and was afraid since she knows where he lives.

The arrest report also states the incident was caught on the school bus’s security camera.

Elise Shelton, the spokesperson for Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools, said the incident happened on the bus driver’s last day and she did not report it.

Instead, Shelton said the victim told an administrator.

“There would’ve been some serious consequences for the driver, but it turned out to be her final day with us. She had previously given her two weeks notice to leave the district and that was her last day with the district. She did not report it to her supervisor, or anyone else,” Shelton said.

Shelton said drivers go through training on what to do if someone tries to get on the bus.

“I understand she thought that this was the grandmother of one of the students on the bus. Even with that, there’s no excuse for a parent or grandparent or anybody to get on that school bus,” Shelton said.

The driver had been with the district for one year.

According to Shelton, the driver was already gone by the time the district was alerted to what happened.

Boykin was booked into the Montgomery County jail on $75,000 bond.

During a hearing Tuesday, another court date was set for Friday morning.