- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - Officials say a Lamar County School District bus driver was fired after she dropped two students off at her relative’s house, asking that relative to take them to school.

Superintendent Tess Smith tells The Hattiesburg American (https://hatne.ws/1O8OBn8 ) the unidentified driver was terminated immediately after the Tuesday incident.

Smith says the driver, who was with the district for over 10 years, covers two routes - one for elementary schools and another for middle and high schools.

She says she isn’t sure why she dropped the students off, but may have done so because she was afraid she’d be late for her second route.

Smith the driver could have called the transportation office and asked for help if she was going to have been delayed.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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