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Company fires driver accused of inappropriate touching

A female school bus driver accused of “inappropriately touching” akindergarten student has been told to hit the road and look for a newjob.


A female school bus driver accused of “inappropriately touching” a kindergarten student has been told to hit the road and look for a new job.


After allegations from angry parents who informed the Edmonton Catholic School Board that their six-year-old daughter had been touched inappropriately, the school board’s superintendent sent a “strongly-worded letter,” telling the company it was breaching its contract with the board.


R.L. Smith Transportation responded in kind, and fired the driver. Security checks on the bus driver were deficient in this incident, said Lori Nagy, spokeswoman with the Catholic school board.


Normally, the company completes a criminal records check and a child welfare check before hiring employees.


-victoria.handysides@metronews.ca

 
 
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