Bus driver 'removed from service' after controversial Facebook photo

Bus Driver 'Removed From Service' Over Controversial Facebook Photo
Bus Driver 'Removed From Service' Over Controversial Facebook Photo

An Ohio school bus driver's Facebook photo appears to show her drinking alcohol on the bus, and it's landed her in serious trouble.

WCPO reports, "This is the photo that's causing such an uproar tonight."

The driver posted this on her personal Facebook page. She reportedly took the picture at the end of her route when there were no students on board -- and, if you look closely, you can see the cap is still on the bottle.

Still, the photo caught the attention of local parents who say -- even if it was meant as a joke -- they aren't seeing the funny side.

Sadie Leporati, a mother of a Princeton Elementary School student, told WOIO: "Oh, she doesn't care. She obviously doesn't care about her job ... Why do you have it there in the first place? It is inappropriate."

Another parent added, "It's endangering a lot of people's lives, and their kids'."

The woman was an employee of First Student Transportation. According to a statement provided to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the driver has been "removed from service."

The company has not released the driver's name but says she is no longer driving for First Student and has not been reassigned. First Student is the region's largest school bus company.

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