BUS RACE: Drivers Fired For Racing

Two Iowa Falls school bus drivers were fired after school officials say they were racing with each other, while transporting students.

Seven-year-old Mitchell Brennan loves the snow but not when his school bus driver is racing another bus in it.  Brennon and his first grade classmates at Pine View School in Iowa Falls were coming back from a Valentine’s Day field trip when his school bus driver decided to race another driver.

At first, Brennon says it was fun. Then it turned scary. “They were going, like they were going like that.” Brennon says, holding his hands side by side like they were racing, “The kids started shouting ‘yes yes’ and then they started shouting ‘no no.'”

School board president T.J. Norman said the district had only one choice, to fire the drivers.  “I have no idea how long they were side by side but long enough that children were…were fearful,” Norman said.

One of the bus drivers was fired immediately.  The other was let go this week.

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