Bristol School Bus Driver Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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    A Bristol school bus driver has been arrested on child pornography charges.

    State police have charged Michael O'Brien, 29, of Wolcott, with third-degree possession of child pornography.

    O'Brien is an elementary and pre-K school bus driver in Bristol, according to state police.

    The Bristol School Superintendent released a statement Monday night.

    "The Superintendent was notified of the arrest of a First Student Bus Company employee driver earlier today. The driver was suspended last week by First Student when an investigation began regarding the driver," Superintendent Ellen Solek said in the statement.

    Investigators seized electronic items from O'Brien's home and after forensic examination applied for an arrest warrant for him.

    He is no longer driving buses for First Student, according to Solek.

    O'Brien was released on a $10,000 bond.