Southwest Ohio Bus Driver Resigns Over Hot Bus Punishment


UPDATED: Friday August 29, 2014 12:32 PM

A southwest Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment.
    
Lebanon schools officials had placed driver Benjamin Spaulding on administrative leave after hearing reports of the Monday afternoon incident. They say the seven-year driver resigned just before a scheduled disciplinary hearing Wednesday.
    
The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that police are investigating complaints that Spaulding pulled the bus over Monday because students were unruly. He allegedly ordered them to close windows, then left them inside for a yet-undetermined time before returning to finish his route. Temperatures outside ranged to 90 Monday afternoon.
    
Police say they don't know of any harm to any students.

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