Bus driver caught on camera picking up students in questionable location

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - A Clark County School District bus driver is under investigation after being caught on camera in what some are calling an "unsafe" stop.

The incident happened on Tuesday just after 6 a.m. on Rainbow Boulevard near Craig Road, according to one parent who provided a picture to Contact 13.

"Noah" tells Contact 13 he was driving his daughter to school when he had to stop suddenly for the bus.

"I didn't think it was right, so I took a picture," said Noah.

The parent was fast with his phone and snapped a photo of a group of Centennial High School students trying to board bus #14844 in the middle of Rainbow Blvd.

"I was driving in the right lane and I saw the students running to the bus," he explained.

Noah claims he saw the bus driver wave the students over from the west side of the street which forced students to cross on-coming travel lanes.

"If the bus driver keeps doing this, maybe one day, my daughter or somebody else might get hurt," added Noah.

According to the Clark County School District's bus safety rules and regulations, the bus stop scenario from Tuesday's incident put students in danger.

A Clark County Spokesperson says an investigation has been launched and released the following statement.

“The safety of students is the Clark County School District’s (CCSD) number one priority. CCSD is diligently investigating this matter.
Although we are unable to discuss individual personnel matters, in general, if a driver is found to violate procedures, additional training is offered to ensure they are complying with proper procedures. If warranted, disciplinary action could follow.”

When Contact 13 asked about proper pick up procedures:

Clark County School District bus drivers are trained to pull no closer than six feet (6’) from the curb and ten feet (10’) back from the students. 

 

 

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