FULTON, Mo. (KMIZ)
A Fulton School District parent is speaking up about a bus driver who she claims has run off the road several times due to distracted driving because he's on his phone.
Brandy Bugg says her two children ride the bus to Fulton Middle School and Fulton High School and they've complained about their bus driver's recklessness for almost a year now.
"The kids were coming home saying that he was backing up into ditches, backing up into mailboxes, running off the road like off the side of the road," Bugg said.
Bugg said she's reached out to the school district on several different occasions, but she's had no luck.
Brandy's children have even taken several videos of the bus driver on his phone, but the situation remains the same.
"I don't know if putting my child on the bus one day from the next if she's you know if they're going to make it home," Briggs said.
In Missouri, text messaging and using a hand-held mobile device while operating a commercial vehicle are prohibited. The law also states that using electronics to send, read, or write a text message is illegal in a commercial vehicle.
Fulton School District says the situation is being investigated.
Bugg says she finally expressed her concerns on Facebook yesterday and for the first time today, the driver wasn't operating the bus, but she's unsure how long he'll be gone.
"You know it shouldn't have taken a parent to go to social media to get him off the bus. I understand that you're short drivers, but what if he would have killed somebody. What if he would have caused a major accident?" Bugg said.