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October 04, 2011  |   Comments (3)   |   Post a comment

Student, bus driver cited for endangerment


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.

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what do u do when a bus driver that has been reportted keeps leaving ur child at the bus stop and screams at ur child becaues she told the truth at school when asked about a problem that has been going on on the bus

c.tyler    |    Oct 08, 2014 12:12 AM

what kind of school bus driver goes thru stop signs? She needs to be pulled OFF the road until she comprehends the danger she put herself, the students and the public in when she did this.

mmay    |    Oct 05, 2011 10:38 AM

It's a no win situation when dealing with unruley kids.

chris    |    Oct 04, 2011 05:24 PM

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