Flood waters rise, and students had to walk in it

Posted by Kelly Hefelfinger - email

WINNSBORO, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas bus driver is now out of a job after allegedly telling students to get off the bus and walk home during Monday's floods.

Winnsboro ISD fired the driver Monday night after the incident was reported.

However, the superintendent said that he has gotten conflicting reports on whether the driver told them to get off the bus or if the students asked to be let off.

Either way, the superintendent said the driver had previously been ordered to return the students to the bus barn if it looked like the bus could not safely take them home.

The driver's name has not been released.

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