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Bus driver suspended for allowing students to walk to school

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Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

A Providence bus driver has been suspended after allowing students to walk to Nathanael Greene Middle School while it was snowing on Wednesday morning.

According to Christina O'Reilly Spokesperson for Providence Schools a handful of buses were having trouble traveling in the snowy conditions on Wednesday. When this particular bus got stuck students asked the driver if they could walk to school. The driver agreed.

At the time the students were about a mile and a half from the school. O'Reilly said Providence Schools have urged the bus company, First Student, to look into the incident noting that students should not have been allowed to walk to school.

When First Student learned about the incident they contacted the school and the school immediately did a head count of the students to ensure that everyone had made it to the school okay.

First Student said they immediately launched an investigation into the incident and the driver who has been employed since 1999 without incident has been suspended pending the results.

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