A Northville Public Schools substitute bus driver has been put on administrative leave after dropping off students at an undesignated stop, according to an email from the school district.
In the listserv email from Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher to parents, Gallagher says the driver of Bus L was transporting students home from Meads Mill Middle School on Friday when the driver pulled off on Six Mile Road and an unspecified number of students got off the bus. The bus stopped on the road between Bradner and Northville Road after 3:15 p.m.
According to an article by WXYZ-Channel 7, some of the middle school students then had to walk more than a mile to get home.
Students told WXYZ that the driver pulled over twice before dropping them off, trying to get some of the students to settle down.
Gallagher said the district is investigating the incident. The substitute bus driver has been put on administrative leave until the investigation is concluded.
"The District takes the safety and well-being of our students very seriously, and will take whatever measures are necessary and appropriate to ensure student safety," Gallagher said in the email.