No charges for bus driver who dropped kids at 7-Eleven

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 21, 2017 2:47 PM

(Penbrook) -- Authorities say a substitute bus driver in the midstate will not face criminal charges after dozens of elementary school students were dropped off at convenience store parking lot.

Central Dauphin School District officials say there was confusion on the bus Friday as students told the driver to turn around because the bus was taking the wrong route.

All of the students got off the bus at a stop near the 7-Eleven store near a busy street in Penbrook, despite the fact that only eight were assigned there.

Police and prosecutors called the situation "unsettling" but said it did not rise to the level of criminality.

Parents who realized something was wrong helped the students get to their homes.

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