Some kids in Tatum ISD who normally take the bus had to walk home Monday, because the substitute bus driver refused to complete his route.
The reason: some kids were setting off an alarm in the bus.
The driver, who the district hasn't identified, returned the bus to the campus and told the kids they should call a parent or walk home. That is against district policy.
Superintendent Dee Hartt says that if a driver has to return to the school, "the students are to be under adult supervision, provided a phone call home, and not released until the parent has given permission."
The driver involved has been disciplined, though the superintendent didn't give details.