Thursday, September 4, 2008

Brooklyn, NY - Families Shaken After School Bus Takes 4 ½ Hour Trip

NEW YORK - The driver of a school bus that circled Brooklyn for nearly five hours while carrying about a dozen kindergartners and first-graders has been suspended. Authorities say the 53-year-old driver claimed he had gotten lost Wednesday while ferrying the children from the Achievement First Brownsville Charter School to their homes. Parents say their children were shaken by the ordeal that ended when police were called and were finally able to reach the driver. Though he was arrested, the Brooklyn district attorney's office has decided not to prosecute the driver.

The company he worked for, Lonero Transit Inc., says it is trying to determine what happened with the driver. A lawyer for the company calls the man's behavior "bizarre."

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