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54-year-old Canton bus driver suspended for allegedly texting a 10-year-old student, police say

Posted: 2:03 PM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-15 18:03:44Z
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CANTON, Ohio — A Canton bus driver has been suspended pending an investigation after accusations surfaced that he was texting a student, according to the Canton City School District.

According to a police report, the 54-year-old male driver allegedly engaged in conversation of a "grooming nature" with a 10-year-old student.

The incident was reported to police on Sunday.

The district released the following statement:

We are sending a letter home with students who are on this driver’s route asking that parents and guardians of these students check their cell phones for any texts that may be of a concern to them. This is an ongoing investigation and we will not be commenting further at this time.

News 5 is not naming the bus driver since he was not identified in the report.