Parents in Tennessee are still reeling from the horrific school bus accident that took the lives of six children and injured dozens more. The accident has parents and authorities questioning safety measures on buses as well as the vetting of potential bus drivers. The bus driver at the center of the tragedy is now facing charges of vehicular homicide.
The Department of Education in Hamilton County claims a representative contacted the bus company numerous times to complain about the driver. Just days before the accident, several children had lodged complaints about his allegedly excessive speed and erratic driving. In addition, when a school official rode the bus following the driver's complaints about misbehavior, the official reported the driver displayed irritability, a short temper and negative demeanor toward the children.