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School bus driver accused of driving recklessly, resigns

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A school bus driver who was accused multiple times of driving recklessly has resigned.

Students said the school bus driver was caught driving erratically twice in Henry County, which is southeast of Atlanta.

“I was scared I was [going to] lose my life,” said Demetrius Wright.

Wright said he was on his way to Hampton High School Monday when he noticed something was off.

“Our bus driver was kind of drowsy. He looked like he was drunk,” said Wright.

Henry County Schools declined a request for an interview, but did say the driver was not drunk. According to the school district’s spokesperson, the driver was on medication that had “adverse effects.”

However, CBS46 did some digging and found out this wasn’t the first time the driver was caught driving recklessly.

Demetrius Wright's sister, Abreea Wright, said the same driver was behind the wheel when she was on her way to school weeks prior to when her brother made his accusation. 

“Felt like the bus was bumping up and down, and stuff like that, and then swerving,” said Abreea Wright.

A spokesperson with Henry County Schools said the school bus driver was immediately put on paid administrative leave and was later cleared to come back to work by a doctor.

CBS46 learned the driver has since resigned.

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