School bus driver under investigation for texting
ROXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- An unnamed Boston school bus driver is being investigated for texting while driving with a bus full of students.
“There's no way somebody in charge of driving a bunch of kids to and from school should be on his phone in any way,” said Sarah Keeping, concerned resident.
A student at the Mass. College of Pharmacy says he saw a man driving a school bus and texting on Longwood Avenue Tuesday morning.
The student tweeted: “BPS driver MS163 texting while driving with children on bus.”
The school saw the tweet and answered: “That is very much against the rules. Thanks for the report. And we will investigate right now.”
A Chicago area bus company has the contract to get Boston kids to and from class; Veolia Transportation is investigating.
The driver is currently off his route which runs from the Fenway to the Tobin Elementary School in Roxbury. A spokesman for the Boston school department said, ”Our policy strictly prohibits any sort of texting on a school bus."
However, drivers are allowed to text if the bus is parked and not running.