Ohio driver resigns after hot-bus allegation

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An 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 (LEB'-uh-nuhn) Schools officials had placed driver Benjamin Spaulding on administrative leave after hearing complaints about what happened Monday afternoon. They say the seven-year driver resigned just before a scheduled disciplinary hearing Wednesday.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News (http://bit.ly/1qDnkRW ) 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. The temperature was about 90 degrees Monday afternoon.

Police say they don't know of any harm to any students.

Spaulding's listed phone number wasn't in service Thursday.

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Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton, http://www.journal-news.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=jnfront?jnfront

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