Review leads to 5 school bus drivers being removed

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre says five bus drivers have been removed from a roster of those allowed to transport students.

The move comes as the district reviews licensing documents for all bus drivers after questions arose about the qualifications of a driver involved in a fatal crash.

Police have said the fatal accident on Dec. 2 happened when two buses were traveling in opposite directions on Asheville Highway and one made a sudden left turn across the concrete median and crashed into the other bus. Two children and a teacher’s aide were killed.

McIntyre told the Knoxville News Sentinel ( that the records of the five individuals “will require some additional investigation with regard to their licensure status.”

The cause of the fatal crash remains under investigation.

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