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Indiana school bus driver let kids take the wheel, reports say

September 24, 2018

Indiana school bus driver let kids take the wheel, reports say

VALPARAISO, Indiana — Police have arrested a school bus driver after she was accused of allowing students to drive the bus in an incident that was recorded on video.

ABC News reports Joandrea Dehaven McAtee, 27, is charged with felony neglect of a dependent. She was arrested by deputies with the Porter County Sheriff’s Department on Friday.

Police say McAtee allowed three students, ages 11, 13 and 17, take turns steering the bus down a street in Valparaiso. Other students were on the bus.

A video posted online of a student driving has gone viral, CBS Chicago reports.

Wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, Boone grove bus driver let’s a middle schooler drive, middle schooler drive. pic.twitter.com/IdF4zRkhRG— Casey (@_caseyweber) September 21, 2018

 

McAtee has been fired by First Student, the company that operates buses in the area, and the Porter Township School District, Fox News reports.

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