Suffield Bus Driver Removed for "Unsafe" Driving: Superintendent

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    A Suffield school bus driver has been removed from service with the school system for alleged "unsafe and erratic driving practices," according to the school superintendent.

    A bus driver accused of driving unsafely while heading to the Suffield middle school Monday afternoon has been terminated from service with the school district, according to an email from the superintendent to students assigned to the bus.

    Superintendent of Schools Karen Baldwin emailed parents on Monday to say the driver crossed the center line while turning from Sheldon Road onto Mountain Road, then “continued to exhibit unsafe driving skills, and had difficulty maneuvering the turn into the middle school driveway.”

    Baldwin said another bus driver noticed the “unsafe and erratic driving practices” and reported them to a bus company dispatcher.

    The buses were held at the middle school while another driver arrived to take over, according to the email.

    In a second email sent Tuesday, Baldwin said the driver in question had been “removed from service with the Suffield Public Schools.”

    Although removed from service with the Suffield school system, the driver’s employment status with M&J Bus Company is unknown.

    Parents said students were on board the bus at the time of the incident.