Local school bus driver under investigation for dropping students off at Dollar General

MARSHALL CO., MISS. — A Marshall County school bus driver is under investigation after authorities say he dropped a bunch of students off at a Dollar General Store miles from home.

Some children were as young as 10.

FOX13 spoke to one parent who has four kids who ride that bus and say she is in a state of disbelief.

According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, the bus driver dropped the students off at Highway 309 South in the parking lot of the Dollar General. That is about a 15-minute drive from where most of the students live

Lauren Schoffner has a 14-year-old, a 13-year-old and two 10-year-old twins.

“They don’t know what to think,” Shoffner said. “My twins are little girls. They are upset crying about this, and the two older ones are just like this is crazy, we have never been told to just get off the bus before.” Schoffner said.

Schoffner told FOX13 her kids think the bus driver got angry at some of the kids for making animal noises before pulling over and ordering them off the bus.

“I was freaking out, it scared me half to death,” Schoffner said. “I lost one child and I didn’t know what was going on. How could anyone abandoned little children my kids didn’t even have a cell phone to call me,” Schoffner said.

Marshall County investigators said they are looking into this case. No charges have been filed against the driver at this time.