Smithtown Central School District: Bus driver fired after bullying kids

A number of students from Mills Pond Elementary in St. James say that their bus driver pushed them, shoved them, squished them in their seats and even picked them up by their backpacks and dropped them. (3/21/14)

ST. JAMES - A Suffolk bus driver is out of a job after accusations he bullied kids.

A number of students from Mills Pond Elementary in St. James, ranging in age from 5 to 10 years old, say that their bus driver pushed them, shoved them, squished them in their seats, made them kiss and even picked them up by their backpacks and dropped them.

The Smithtown Central School District says the kids came forward on Tuesday. Within 24 hours, the driver was decertified so he could no longer work for the school.

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Towne Bus Company, the company that employed the bus driver, said it did its own investigation and the driver has now been fired.

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