School Bus Driver Fired After Letting Students Drive

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A central Georgia bus driver was fired on September 9 after she allowed a 13-year-old and 15-year-old to drive down a dirt road for about a mile...while seven other students were still on board.

Patricia Cuda drove school buses for nine years, and one of the teens who she let behind the wheel was her own child. Some buses in the district have cameras installed, but Patricia Cuda's did not. School officials found out about the incident after an upset parent notified them. Patricia was immediately suspended, and the school board voted the next day to terminate her.

"I have never had to deal with anything like that. It totally blew me out of the water," says Dodge County school superintendent Darrel May.

The district attorney's office is now reviewing the case, and the driver could face misdemeanor charges. Do you think firing her is enough, or should she face legal consequences, also?


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