School Bus Driver Fired After Railroad Crossing Incident in Copperas Cove

COPPERAS COVE, TX - Copperas Cove ISD fired a bus driver after an incident involving a railroad crossing Tuesday afternoon.

Video sent to FOX44 ( showed bus #52 at a railroad crossing with the crossing arm across the front of the school bus.

CCISD said the bus was crossing the tracks when a train came into view, activating the warning lights and crossing arms.

The district said the driver reversed the bus, but could not get back far enough to avoid the crossing arm.

The train did not hit the bus, but another bus was sent to transport the 25 students on board.  The school district did not release the name of the driver. 

( contributed to this report.)  


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