An incident occurred today (3/19/2014) at 3:08 p.m. involving a driver of one of the School District's buses and a pedestrian. The School District is in the process of fully investigating this matter. At this time, it is our understanding that the driver, while transporting students that attend Edison School home at the end of the school day near the end of his route, stopped his vehicle and was involved in an altercation with a pedestrian. The Skokie police arrived on the scene and broke up the altercation.
The bus driver is not an employee of the School District, but is an employee of the School District's bus vendor. The School District will work closely with the vendor to ensure that the driver is appropriately disciplined. The bus driver will not be permitted to operate any buses or transport School District students.
Fortunately, there were no student injuries, but that in no way excuses the bus driver's actions, which were completely unacceptable. The School District will conduct a thorough investigation of this matter. Student safety is the School District's top priority and the School District will take all actions necessary to ensure that students are transported in a safe manner by competent professional individuals.
Lincoln Junior High