TAMPA, Florida — Officials say a school bus driver has been cited for careless driving after the vehicle crashed into a pond while carrying 27 elementary students.
The Hillsborough County school district announced Tuesday that 54-year-old driver Lenoir Sainfimin has been fired.
The crash happened Sept. 17 as the bus carried students home from school.
The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/1V9aUT8 ) reports the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office used an independent mechanic, who found that mechanical failure wasn't a factor in the crash. Officials also downloaded GPS data from the bus and watched video from a nearby security shack and from the bus.
Officials say the bus was traveling 48 mph in a 35 mph zone.
No one was seriously injured in the crash
Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com