School Bus Driver Arrested After Allowing Kids to Drive


A school bus driver near Chicago has been arrested after allowing students to take the wheel.

Joandrea McAtee has been charged with felony neglect as videos of the incident have gone viral.

The local sheriff's department said she allowed three children, ages 11, 13 and 17, take turns driving as other students were on board.

Sheriff David Reynolds says they moved quickly after parents alerted the department and the school over the incident.

“The students and parents that immediately came forward with this information should be commended for doing exactly what we teach, which is SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.

An investigation was immediately started and no one was injured or harmed. The Sheriff’s Office and the Porter Township School Corporation takes safety and security of every student seriously and every parent must understand that this case will be investigated thoroughly.”

McAtee has been fired and was picked up by police as she collected her last pay check.


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