School bus driver fired for driving wrong way on one-way street

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Lee County school bus driver was fired Friday after driving in the wrong direction on a one-way road.

Tiffany Alejandro was waiting for her children’s school bus when she saw another bus turn northbound on the southbound split of Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard.

“I automatically was like, “My phone, my phone,'” she said. “I grabbed my phone and took a picture.”

Alejandro said she knew other parents and the school district needed to see what happened, especially since there were children on board.

Since the other cars on the road has nowhere to go, Alejandro said the driver continued onto the sidewalk before turning right onto Dale Street.

While she’s grateful nobody was hurt, she’s relieved the school district took care of the situation.

“I mean, I hope he gets another job,” she said. “But driving kids around — no, can’t do that.”

The Lee County school district said the driver didn’t drive a route today and he is no longer employed by the school district.

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