HSE school bus driver suspected of drunk driving resigns

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Bus driver faces termination
Bus driver faces termination

FISHERS, Ind. (WTHR) - A Hamilton Southeastern school bus driver suspected of drunk driving has resigned, school officials confirmed Monday evening.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools notified parents and others November 9 that they had received information about the driver of Bus #239. Acting on that information and as a matter of district policy, the driver was directed to submit to drug and alcohol testing.

In a release, the school district says Fishers police were contacted and the driver tested positive for alcohol.

The district released this statement:

We are cooperating with their investigation. We do not tolerate any behavior that compromises the safety of our students. The driver has been removed from duty pending formal termination.

The driver's route included Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fall Creek Junior High School and Brooks School Elementary.