School bus driver suspended for filthy bus

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ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri school bus driver has been suspended for transferring students on a filthy bus.

The driver, who has not been identified, worked for Shenandoah School in South St. Louis. According to FOX 4's sister station, FOX 2 Now, parents contacted them after seeing the bus "full of trash."

A second grade boy said he doesn't like walking on the bus because he worries he'll get his new shoes dirty.

"I don't want to put my feet on the floor with all that trash," Devon Young said. "I put my feet up on the seat because I don't want my shoes dirty and germs."

Parents took photos and video with their smartphones, which they shared with the media. According to parents, the school bus driver told them her regular bus broke down a couple of weeks ago and the replacement bus was dirty every morning when she came to work.

A spokesman for First Student Transportation, the Cincinnati company contracted for bus services for St. Louis Public Schools, confirmed school buses can be “chartered” for other jobs after school, but it's unclear if this was the case with the dirty school bus.

The driver has since been suspended pending an internal investigation.

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