COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – The Collinsville School District has fired a bus driver who allegedly told unruly middle school students he didn’t want to take them home and forced some to get off the bus at a busy five-lane road.
The incident happened Monday and involved students from Doris Intermediate School.
According to parents, the bus driver told the children he didn’t want to listen to them anymore and gave them the option to call their parents to come pick them up or walk home. Some opted to walk along busy Beltline Rd., while others were stuck on the bus for almost an hour.
Collinsville Superintendent Bob Greene said issues of disorderly students have come up in the past, but they have protocols in place.
“In the past when we’ve had a problem with an unruly student or students on a bus we have cooperated fully, we’ve even sent our school police officers out to assist if needed,” Greene said.
Right after the incident the driver was fired.
“Once I determined what had gone on, I talked to the bus company and said we really don’t need this.” Greene added, “you got safety of kids, you’ve parents frantic because we don’t know where their kids are.”
The name of the driver is not being released.