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Bus Driver Asked Kids If They Were “Ready To Die” Before Crashing The Bus Into A Tree Killing Five

Bus Driver Asked Kids If They Were "Ready To Die" Before Crashing The Bus Into A Tree

You have to ask yourself, what type of background check do they do on individuals responsible for picking your children up and dropping them off to school.

Your children are the most precious commodity yet most allow them to get on a bus with a person without a thorough background check or a mental evaluation.

See what was  reported by the NY Post:

One student aboard the bus told WDEF-TV that the driver “wasn’t paying attention and was going real fast.”

Walker was charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. He was held on $107,500 bond.

The woman who lost a child said she had complained repeatedly about Walker’s behavior but that no officials had responded, CBS reported.

But school officials have found no record of complaints against Walker, said Melydia Clewell, a spokeswoman for the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office, Reuters reported.

It was not immediately clear how long Walker had had a license to drive a school bus.

The Illinois-based company contracted to run the district’s school buses released a statement saying it was devastated by the tragedy.

“We are working with the Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton County School District to investigate,” said David Duke, head of Durham School Services. “We also have additional team members arriving in Chattanooga today to provide support.”

He declined to provide information about the driver.

“There are no words to comfort the broken heart of a mother or father,” Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said in a statement. “I pray for families affected by (this) tragedy.”

Five children were killed, police said, amending an earlier death toll of six. Among the injured students still hospitalized, six were in critical condition and six were stable, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.

The dead included a kindergartner, a first-grader and three fourth-grade students, Hamilton County schools interim Superintendent Kirk Kelly said.

“This is something we will never forget as a community,” Kelly said Tuesday, the newspaper reported.

A warrant was issued to remove the black box from the bus and review evidence from a video camera aboard, Fletcher said.

In addition to local investigators, the National Transportation Safety Board said it planned to probe the crash.

 

Source: NY Post

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