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June 17, 2014  |   Comments (4)   |   Post a comment

District to fire driver who let son drive school bus


TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Hillsborough County School Board voted last week to fire bus driver Theresa Robinson, who admitted to allowing her son to drive the school bus that was assigned to her.

An investigation conducted by Hillsborough County Public Schools found that Robinson's son took the bus to be washed and detailed. No children were on board at the time, according to the newspaper.

Robinson had recently spoken out about problems in the department and said at one point that she expected retaliation, according to the The Tampa Bay Times, but school officials said the move was not retaliatory; it was in response to Robinson violating union and district rules.

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Guy Ravin    |    Jun 17, 2014 12:05 PM

and people wonder whats wrong with the kids when actions like this are allowed by the parents

Guy Ravin    |    Jun 17, 2014 12:04 PM

Unless you have a CDL and have been trained and are a Bus Driver You it would be in your best interest not to operate a school bus regardless of whether there are students on it.

Noah Cannon    |    Jun 17, 2014 11:22 AM

I believe they didn't have to fire her. I would say they were looking for an excuse. It just doesn't look good on either side of this. None the less it was a boneheaded move by the driver.

Bryan West    |    Jun 17, 2014 11:04 AM

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