Copperas Cove Bus Driver Fired After Being Caught On Video Being Too Close To Train
A Copperas Cove bus driver lost their job today after the driver was filmed by local residents getting to close to a passing train with students on board.
According to our news partner KWTX, the driver of the bus, which had about 25 students aboard, stopped at the 17th Street crossing Tuesday afternoon and then started to cross the tracks.
According to CCISD spokeswoman Wendy Sledd, "As the bus entered the tracks, the red flashing lights began, the bell sounded and the crossing arm began to come down, the bus driver reversed the bus off of the tracks to ensure the safety of the students but the crossing arm came down on the bus,” she said.
After the incident, the students were transferred to another bus with a different driver.