A Howard County school bus driver has been fired after being caught on tape screeching her bus to a halt as children inside the bus were heard screaming and crying.
The video was shot by Christina Walters, the grandmother of one of the students on the bus. Walters says she brought her camera to the bus stop after noticing the bus often speeding down the road, before the driver slammed on the brakes.
"The children went forward, and then -- all of a sudden -- the door was already open," Walters said. "She had the door open before she had even stopped!"
After shooting the video, Walters sent it to her granddaughter's school, Gilford Elementary in Jessup. A county transportation supervisor then had the driver removed from the route, and the independent company that provides drivers then fired the employee.
"We're under no obligation to keep a driver who we don't feel is a safe driver," said Howard County school spokeswoman Patti Caplan. "So if this isn't living up to our expectations, then that person won't drive in Howard County again."
In: Regional News
Tags: caught on tape, raw video, cellphone, bus driver, reckless driving, fired
Location: Jessup, Maryland, United States (load item map)
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