#GoingViral: School Bus Driver Let's Kids Take The Wheel

 

A school bus driver in Indiana is under arrest after she was filmed teaching kids how to drive the bus!

Joandrea Dehaven McAtee, 27, was arrested on Friday and charged with felony neglect of a dependent. According to police, McAtee allowed three students an 11-year-old, 13-year-old and 17-year-old to drive the bus short distances.

"First, what you gotta do, is put your foot on the brake," the driver, identified by authorities as McAtee, is heard saying in one video.

The student who filmed the video said it was a middle schooler who was driving.

"We are incredibly disappointed by the actions of our former driver," First Student said. "There is nothing more important than the safety of the students we transport. Behavior such as this is completely unacceptable and totally at odds with what we stand for as a company. The driver has been terminated. We have a zero-tolerance policy for employees whose actions may harm or put others at risk."

"Upon receiving information regarding this incident, PTSC administration, First Student (our bus service provider), and the Porter County Sheriff’s Department immediately began an investigation," the township said in a statement. "The investigation quickly substantiated the allegations and the driver was relieved of all duties involving Porter Township School Corporation. The Porter Township School Corporation is angered and disappointed in the actions of this driver. The safety of our students is a top priority.

"This individual’s actions are not reflective of the hard work, dedication, and professionalism of our staff," the statement continued. "We are thankful for the students and parents who came forward quickly with this information to both PTSC administration and law enforcement allowing us to respond expediently and take the proper steps to insure student safety."

 
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