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Bus driver fired after incident with Center School District student

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Posted at 9:52 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 22:52:11-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Center School District officials say a bus driver has been fired after an incident with a student.

The district confirmed the news in a statement sent to 41 Action News. It didn't provide any further details about the incident but re-iterated that it takes "all child endangerment reports seriously."

The district said outside agencies were notified so the incident could be investigated. It also contacted the bus company, Student Transportation of America, which fired the driver immediately.

The full statement from Center School District can be read below:

It was brought to our attention last night that an incident occurred on a Student Transportation of America bus involving a bus driver and one student. Parents notified our administrators and we immediately launched an investigation. Student Transportation of America (STA), the contracted bus company that serves our district, responded immediately. STA shared that they have separated employment with the driver. As educators, we take all child endangerment reports seriously and are mandated to contact outside agencies who can fully investigate the claims. At Center School District we care about our kids and families. That sentiment guides all processes and procedures.