Bus Driver Arrested After Attempting To Drive Through Floodwaters With Student On Board
A Texas school bus driver was arrested after a dash cam video was released Friday that showed the moment he drove past a barricade and into floodwaters. The most terrifying part is that there was a student on board.
The bus driver, 57, was arrested and charged with endangerment of a child and failure to obey warning signs as a result of the incident. He was later released on $10,000 bond. Police released a video in which you can see Young driving around a barricade posted due to flooding and attempting to drive across a low-water crossing that was covered with floodwaters. The school bus then gets washed off the road and stuck in the water, among trees and brush.
Both Deyoung and the student were rescued without any injuries but the Leander Independent School District said that Deyoung has since been fired from the district. The child’s mother posted about the incident on Facebook, saying her son called her in “hysterics.”
Moral of the story: Don’t drive through flood waters!