Parents Question Driver After School Bus Arrives Hour Late
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
school bus driver has been suspended after a strange and potentially dangerous school
bus incident this week. Davidson County school officials are investigating
rumors of wrongdoing on the school bus after the driver was an hour late
to the school on Tuesday. Officials claim some students were stuck on
a bus ride that lasted over 90 minutes. A spokesperson for the Metro Schools,
admitted evidence of wrongdoing by the bus driver was discovered, but
will not release any further details. Rumors of many violations are circling,
including the driver’s use of her cell phone behind the wheel. Another
rumor is that a parent was allowed to get on the bus and remove their
child, which is against the rules, according to a school official.
A spokesperson for the driver claims she was only on her phone when she
had to pull over for directions using the cell’s GPS. The driver
claims she was lost. However, students on the bus are telling another
story and parents are saying this is not the first questionable actions
by the bus driver. And to make matters more frustrating for parents, the
dash cam on the bus will not be available for parents to view. Metro Schools
claims they will not release the footage due to federal privacy laws.
School officials have placed the bus driver on administrative leave while
the incident is under investigation. According to officials, the bus driver
will be moved to a different route if re-instated.
Parents have the right to know that their child is safe, and everything
is being done to ensure they are protected. In only the first few weeks
of school, many dangerous school bus incidents have occurred through the
country. If you child has been injured in a school bus accident, please
contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, for trusted legal support.