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Oxford School Bus Driver Suspected Of Texting Won’t Be Disciplined

By Jim Armstrong, WBZ-TV
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Take a close look at this video still. It appears that the bus driver is holding a cell phone.

Take a close look at this video still. It appears that the bus driver is holding a cell phone.

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OXFORD (CBS) – No disciplinary action is scheduled for a school bus driver in Oxford, even though the students on her bus claim they have proof she is texting while driving.

The unnamed driver has been investigated by her employer, Durham bus company, but that investigation was “inconclusive” according to Oxford’s superintendent of schools.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports.

In video given to WBZ, the driver appears to be holding her phone with one hand and driving with the other. She’s also seen going through her purse and glancing at the phone in other videos. School officials say she was only checking to see what time it is.

One parent told WBZ that her children have seen the driver using the phone behind the wheel for weeks. The kids secretly recorded her on camera phone and flip camera.

A spokeswoman for Durham refused to tell WBZ if they have a policy explicitly forbidding drivers from using personal phones on school buses.

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