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Bus driver leaves students unattended in Euclid

Posted at 10:11 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 09:53:47-04

A bus driver was fired after leaving a bus full of students in order to mail a letter during their route, according to Euclid Schools.

Euclid City Schools were notified of the incident Thursday and the bus driver was put on suspension until Friday morning, when her employment was terminated. The bus driver was employed with First Student. 

Euclid City Schools Superintendent Dr. Charlie Smialek issued this statement Tuesday:

Last Thursday we learned of an incident in which a bus driver stopped to mail a letter during a route. We immediately contacted First Student (transportation provider) and began an investigation. The employee was put on suspension until Friday morning when her employment was terminated. Student safety is always our first priority and we remain committed to providing a safe experience for students and families.

newsnet5.com reached out to First Student and is waiting for a response.