Parents upset over Paulding County school bus accident

Paulding County students told not to call parents after school bus wreck

A Paulding County parent said she is angry her sons were in an accident on a school bus and that the driver told them not to call her or the police.

Her sons told FOX 5 News the driver backed over a street sign then got stuck in a ditch on Tuesday. The oldest said this isn’t their normal driver. The school district confirmed the driver had only been on the route for two days.

"When my brother pulled out the phone to call my mom she was saying ‘Don’t call your mom! Don’t call your parents and don’t call the police,’” said Maurice Dunn.

Deyshawn Dunn said he did call his mom and she got to the intersection quickly. Cassandra Dunn said she was the first to call the police. She told another bus came, got the kids, kept on with the route, and a police officer never came.

"If she just crashed a bus into a ditch then why was she able to get on another bus and drive it. I don't understand,” said Cassandra Dunn.

A Paulding County School District spokesperson said the drivers are supposed to call the transportation unit to report wrecks and that all policies and procedures were followed in this case. The district also said this driver no longer works for the district.