NJ Student Records Bus Driver On Facetime While Driving

 

A 16-year-old New Jersey student recently was put in a scary situation as the bus driver who was hired to take students safely to and from school was on facetime while driving.  

Michelle Urban who is the mother of the 16-year-old boy spoke with CBS New York about the incident saying: “He came home and he said, ‘Mom, I have a video to show you. My driver was FaceTiming while driving.’ It kind of blew my mind,'” Urban said. “I think he felt unsafe because she was distracted.”. The mother of the boy also posted the video of the driver on social media and since then it has gone viral.

The driver is currently under investigation for facetiming while driving and has been taken off of her bus route. The school districts superintendent Dr. Scott D. Ripley has also issued a statement about the incident: 

“Ensuring the well being and safety of our students is our most important responsibility, The driver is not an employee of the High Point Regional Board of Education, but is rather an employee of a company with whom we contract to transport students; we have had a positive relationship with the company, which is highly reputable. As soon as we were made aware of the incident, on Friday, we acted immediately to ensure that the driver was no longer permitted to drive for High Point Regional contracted routes.”


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