Former RC College’s Bus Driver Steals Bus, Tries To Run Previous Route
STORY UPDATED: Driver Charged…
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – The previous Robertson County College’s bus driver that resigned final month following a suspension for alleged distracted driving has been now been arrested and charged after allegedly stealing her outdated bus and attempting to run her outdated route, based on the Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace and Robertson County College’s officers.
The incident occurred on Friday morning. The motive force, now recognized as Sherry James, 64, of Cross Plains, solely made it a brief distance on her outdated route earlier than the Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace detained her.
In response to the Robertson County Sheriff’s workplace, a few college students had been within the technique of boarding the bus when a Robertson County College’s Useful resource Officer entered the bus and detained the motive force. The bus by no means moved with college students on board.
Final month two movies launched to Smokey Barn Information captured the motive force clearly holding a cellphone whereas the bus is in movement. The movies had been captured by a scholar. A involved guardian launched the movies to Smokey Barn Information. On the time of the incident final month, there have been two college students on board. ORIGINAL STORY
STATEMENT FROM THE SHERIFF OFFICE: UPDATED
“The Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace has charged Sherry James with Aggravated Legal Trespassing, Unauthorized Use of an Vehicle and the THP has charged her with Use Of An Digital System By A College Bus Driver. She is presently being held on the Robertson County Detention Facility in Springfield underneath a $3,500 bond.
“The Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace is actively investigating an incident involving ex-bus driver Sherry James in Cross Plains, TN.
“Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace initially responded to a name by a present bus driver for Robertson County College District, that ex-bus driver Sherry James had taken a faculty bus from East Robertson Excessive College. A Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace College Useful resource Officer positioned and stopped the varsity bus a brief distance from the varsity, the place Sherry James was trying to choose up college students.
“Sherry James was instantly detained. No youngsters had been harmed throughout this incident. It was decided Sherry James was trying to run her outdated bus route. This investigation is on-going.”
STATEMENT FROM THE ROBERTSON COUNTY SCHOOLS:
“On Friday morning, November 22, a former Robertson County bus driver gained unauthorized entry to a district faculty bus. After trying to start a bus route, the motive force was stopped by a Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace College Useful resource Officer.
“Previous to being apprehended, the motive force traveled roughly one-half mile with the empty bus. Upon reaching the primary cease, the bus was boarded by the SRO, who instantly detained the motive force earlier than the bus might transfer with any college students on board. The initially assigned driver arrived on the scene and continued the route with out incident.”
District officers took fast motion after the video surfaced final month displaying the motive force utilizing a cellphone whereas driving the varsity bus with college students on board. She was instantly pulled from responsibility. ORIGINAL STORY
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Beneath are two pictures submitted present the bus minutes after it was stopped by the Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace.
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