Driver accused of forcibly removing child from school bus mid-route fired by school system
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School system says a bus driver is no longer employed with them after an alleged confrontation between her and a student.
The mother of the 13-year-old involved says the female driver grabbed the boy and used her foot to kick him off the bus Wednesday. The bus driver then allegedly left the teen alone in a neighborhood he was unfamiliar with.
The parent also claims the driver shouted a racial slur, among other things, during the encounter. Several other children allegedly witnessed the incident.
A spokesperson with the school system would not go into detail about the incident Wednesday afternoon, but the driver was placed on leave during the investigation. School officials confirmed Thursday morning that the driver had been let go.
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