Earlier this month, a judge refused to accept a plea deal from Terry Brigman, who faces two counts of assaulting children.
Fired by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools last August, he's accused of repeatedly pinching two Mountain Island Lake Academy students, ages 7 and 8, on the legs and private area.
One of their parents said Brigman would say "Here comes the spider," and then "Gotcha" after he touched the children's backside.
"The investigation determined that while the physical contact was not sexual in nature, it was inappropriate," CMS wrote in his termination letter.
Court records reveal he touched the victims "on the buttocks and going between the [victims'] legs grabbing [their] genitals."
A police report shows one of the victims "told the bus driver to stop, and moved the bus driver's hand off of his buttocks, but...he did it again."
The report continued, saying the boy told his mother it, "had been going on for almost the whole year but that he was afraid to tell his mom because he feared that he might get in trouble."
Brigman was prepared to take an Alford Plea last week, maintaining his innocence while admitting there's enough evidence to convict him, but a judge wouldn't accept the plea, knowing the accusations against him and the fact he'd be able to drive a bus again after six months of probation.