Texas school bus driver suspended after shocking video shows him nearly mowing down three kids
- The terrifying moment was caught on dash cam, showing the large yellow bus moving forward as three six-year-old children cross the street in Denton.
- Matt McCormick, who was picking up his six-year-old son, was horrified by the scene and contacted the school.
- The unnamed driver has been placed on administrative leave while the district continues to investigate the incident.
A Texas school bus driver has been suspended after nearly running over three children moments after they were dropped off after school on Wednesday.
The jaw-dropping moment was caught on a dash cam, showing the large yellow bus moving forward as three six-year-old children crossed the street in Denton.
A child, wearing a green top, steps back to safety from the edge of the grass.
Two others, holding hands, quickly sprint out of the vehicle’s path and towards their waiting parents.
A horrified mother screams “what is it” and calls her daughter to step aside.
Three children were forced out of the way as the bus moved forward
Matt McCormick, who was picking up his six-year-old son (pictured), was horrified by the scene
“I wasn’t even 20 yards from him and couldn’t have helped him,” said Matt McCormick, who was picking up his son, the boy dressed in green in the pictures, after school. told Fox 4.
“I didn’t even give anyone time to cross the street. Nothing. Just goodbye.
“Once I found out he was okay, I was more really, really upset than anything that anyone would let that happen,” he said.
He added, “They don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to hiring drivers.”
“If it had slipped or whatever, it would have been under the front wheels,” McCormick told NBC.
“What bothers me the most is that he didn’t even stop to slow down or to see if the kids were okay. He just kept going, and that’s unacceptable.
The boy’s father filed a complaint with the Denton Independent School District, north of Dallas, the same day and attached the video.
Although the school responded with an email, it did not provide an explanation, McCormick told the outlet.
McCormick wrote to the school but was not satisfied with the response
The Denton Independent School District, north of Dallas, suspended the driver while it investigates the incident.
The driver was later suspended for administrative leave while the district continues to investigate the incident.
In a statement confirming the driver’s suspension, Denton ISD said it was “in direct contact with the families of our students involved and they appear confident in our solution.”
However, the identity of the bus driver has not been released and no further details have been provided of an ongoing investigation.