Cops: Driver of Runaway Bus Didn't Use Parking Brake
Crash report says Christine Beeler left her seat 'distracted'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2016 6:45 AM CST
Cards, books and flowers honoring Susan Jordan, the principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School, are seen in Indianapolis.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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(Newser) – Police are finally revealing why a bus lurched forward in Indianapolis last month, killing a school principal and injuring two 10-year-olds. A crash report notes bus driver Christine Beeler left the driver's seat without engaging the parking brake, allowing the bus to roll forward, reports the Indianapolis Star. The report adds Beeler was "distracted" with some 20 students on board, per WTHR.

Police found no mechanical issues with the bus and nothing to suggest Beeler was impaired. A rep for the Marion County prosecutor's office says the case "is still under investigation" and "a charging decision has not been made." (Beeler says Principal Susan Jordan died a hero.)