Bus Driver Suspended

School bus driver suspended for letting motorist take kids home

A school bus driver in Rochester, New York, has been suspended for letting three young children get a ride with a motorist. The bus broke down Monday. The driver and students were standing by the road when a woman in a car offered to help. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports the driver let her take three of the children home, including a kindergartner.

Bus company officials quoted by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle describe the woman as a "caring neighbor." But the mother of the kindergartner was livid. She says she may not let him ride the bus again. School district officials say they're outraged, too.