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Bibb School Bus Driver Suspended

A Bibb County bus driver was suspended last week for allegedly detouring from his regular route.

That's according to Bibb County School District spokesman Chris Floore.

He says, after reviewing tapes from the bus, school officials decided that the case also involves school discipline issues, which he would not describe.

The Department of Transportation says after reviewing the bus' GPS tracking system, they determined bus driver, Claude Johnson, detoured from his regular route.

They looked into the matter after receiving a complaint from a parent whose child was on the bus.

That parent says Johnson, whom the kids know as "C.J.," told her daughter to go to the back of the bus where there was a boy from Howard High School waiting for her.

She says the bus driver told her sixteen-year-old daughter to go to the back to make out with the 18-year-old boy.

"She came home with passion marks on her neck, and I didn't know where they came from," says the mother.

She says her daughter told her the story, and also told her that two girls from Hutchings Career Center had sex on the bus.

Floore says the school district received a complaint about the bus route, and they're conducting a thorough investigation.

Floore says Johnson ran a Howard High School and Hutchings Career Center route.

Floore says Johnson did the Howard route first and after all of the students were dropped off, he went back to pick up the Hutchings Career Center students, where the dismissal time is later.

He says there were two instances where at least one student from Howard was brought to Hutchins Career Center.

After reviewing the video tapes of the bus, the district is expanding the case to a student discipline issue as well, he says.

Floore says the district cannot comment on what the student discipline issue is and how many students are involved.

Floore also says the bus driver is in the process of being fired, but does not face any criminal charges at this time. 

The school district is still investigating, he said.


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