US bus driver arrested, fired for letting students get behind the wheel
A SCHOOL bus driver has been arrested in the United States, accused of letting students drive the bus.
Joandrea McAtee, 27, allegedly allowed Boone Grove High School students behind the wheel as they made their way home in rural Valparaiso, Indiana.
The students were aged 11, 13 and 17.
In videos posted on social media, McAtee can be heard guiding the kids.
“OK, first what you gotta do is put your foot on the brake,” she tells one student. “There you go.”
In another clip she can be heard saying: “It’s all good, it’s all good. I’m letting her stop at Michael’s stop.”
McAtee has been fired and charged with neglect of a dependent.
The bus company she worked for and the school district issued statements condemning the driver’s actions