School bus driver sacked after 'showing kids live ammunition'

School bus driver sacked after 'showing kids live ammunition'


A school bus driver in Hampshire has been dismissed by a coach company after allegedly showing children live rounds of ammunition.

Berkshire firm TK Travel said the driver had been dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct after a parent called them to complain.

He was taking pupils to two schools in Basingstoke,Hampshire, on Friday when it was claimed he showed ammunition to the children.

The two schools involved were Brighton Hill Community School and Cliddesden Primary School in Basingstoke

TK Travel carry out the school service on behalf of Hampshire County Council. Director Katie Gripton told the BBC: "We have a duty of care to our customers and informed the police immediately.

"The allegation was reported to us at 09:30 BST and by 10:00 the driver was dismissed. It's not been confirmed if this allegation is true or not, but we are maintaining a firm line."

The allegation is now being investigated by Thames Valley Police.

Meanwhile, just last week, the moment a bus driver went straight through a red light at a school crossing was caught on camera.

The First Leicester driver can be heard bibbing his horn in the video as he makes no move to slow down for the kids and the lollipop lady - who had started walking out onto the road.

Cyclist Julian Richards managed to capture the scene on a small digital camera on his cycle helmet.

He told This Is Leicestershire: "In my view, there was plenty of time for it to have stopped.

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