Concerns after bus driver was caught vaping…


WHITE HALL, Ark. (KARK/KAIT) – A White Hall School District mother or father says she’s involved after she mentioned her youngsters’s bus driver acted irresponsibly behind the wheel.

Lesley Oden instructed content material accomplice KARK her son recorded a video of the motive force final week, who’s believed to be vaping whereas the scholars rode within the again.

“I am not happy, I am not happy at all,” she mentioned. “It makes me so mad it’s not even funny.”

Oden mentioned her son began recording after he seen an unfamiliar object within the driver’s hand.

“I saw smoke coming out of his mouth,” Oden’s son mentioned.

“That is not okay at all. Kids could be allergic and [on another note] you’re just showing these kids it’s okay,” Oden mentioned.

Oden instructed KARK she took her considerations to the varsity principal after watching the video.

“He goes, ‘Oh no I talked to the person over the busses, it’s a COPD medication’ [and I’m thinking] that’s not a COPD medication,” she mentioned.

KARK reached out to the White Hall School District Superintendent Doug Dorris, who famous he was unaware of the scenario till Monday.

Dorris mentioned as soon as he turned conscious, “actions were taken”, however he couldn’t elaborate on what these actions had been.

“That’s a personnel issue and you can’t talk about personnel issues,” he mentioned.

Oden mentioned now her concern is the unknown.

“Does that mean you just switch bus drivers? Do you put him on another bus?” mentioned Oden.

She instructed KARK these are questions she and different mother and father need solutions to.

Superintendent Dorris mentioned the district takes issues like these significantly and encourages mother and father to succeed in out with considerations.

Dorris couldn’t remark or confirm if the bus driver was certainly holding a vape, in line with KARK.

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