NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An unusual incident on a school bus on Friday led to citations for both a student passenger and the driver.
According to police, students claimed that Bettie Williamson, a Nashville bus driver who is not regularly on their route, was missing stops.
“They reportedly became unruly and began demanding that she stop,” a Metropolitan Nashville Police Department press release said.
A 15-year-old girl allegedly stood up and grabbed the steering wheel, but Williamson maintained control of the bus and turned around. She drove back to a high school and reported the incident.
Police said Williamson acknowledged that she ignored stop signs during the return trip.
Williamson was issued a state misdemeanor citation for reckless endangerment. The 15-year-old was issued a juvenile misdemeanor citation, also for reckless endangerment.