Safety

Bus driver resigns after being caught texting

Posted on November 16, 2010

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — A school bus driver for Rockingham County Schools recently resigned after it was discovered that she was sending text messages while operating her bus.

Connie Hankins worked as a bus driver at Draper Elementary School prior to an anonymous phone call made to the district’s safety director on Sept. 21. The caller said that Hankins was texting on her cell phone while driving, according to Danville News.

The school district then launched an investigation and reviewed video footage from several cameras inside Hankins’ bus. Footage showed Hankins texting on three occasions; on two of those occasions, there were students on the bus.

Hankins remains a part-time employee in the school’s cafeteria, Danville News reports.

Related Topics: cell phones, distracted driving

Comments ( 1 )
  • Debbie

     | about 7 years ago

    Why does she still have a job? That is very dangerous. A good friend of mine just buried his son last Friday because of texting.

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