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Cops Pull Over School Chief for Passing School Bus

It happened during a safety campaign in Melbourne, Florida
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 5, 2018 12:00 PM CDT
Cops Pull Over School Chief for Passing School Bus
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(Newser) – Bad: Authorities say a Florida school superintendent was pulled over for illegally passing a school bus. Worse: It happened as police were running a bus safety campaign. Florida Today reports that Brevard Public Schools Superintendent Desmond Blackburn was driving his district-issued SUV the morning of March 27 when he was stopped and given a warning by police in Melbourne.

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Police had increased patrols around school buses from Feb. 26 until March 29 as part of "Operation BUSted." A police spokeswoman says officers issued 115 tickets and 14 warnings for failure to stop for a school bus during the campaign. Blackburn acknowledged he was one of the drivers who needed a reminder and thanked police for their work, per the AP. Florida law says vehicles traveling in both directions on an undivided roadway must stop for a stopped school bus.

(Read more school bus stories.)

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