A New York bus driver is facing some serious consequences after taking students to pick up a McDonald's breakfast, and the school district has now spoken out...
Now, your bus driver making a pit stop at McDonald's on the way to school might sound like a dream to those desperate for an early fast-food fix...But, for a group of students in New York, it quickly turned into something much more dangerous.
Twenty-nine-year-old Lashonda Griffin took 6 students, from ages 5 to sixteen, on her bus to Northstar Christian Academy last week.
via: Getty ImagesBut the journey was far from the ordinary, with one child saying Griffin told students, “We’re going to stop at McDonald’s quick, don’t tell nobody," as per WROC-TV.
However, the stunt has resulting in some serious consequences for the driver...
via: Getty ImagesAnd for a very big reason. It really wasn't all fun and games...
After initially hearing about the incident, many saw the funny side...With some even praising the driver.
But, a look further into the incident paints a very different picture.
via: Getty ImagesWhy? Because Griffin was drunk at the time.
It is believed she brought at least 2 students into the McDonald's to pick up breakfast.
via: Shutterstock“To be honest, I was a little bit confused by it," an exchange student, Tu Tran, told WROC.
After dropping the students off at school, Griffin went on to pass out while the vehicle was sat stationary...
via: Getty ImagesHer blood alcohol content was then found to be higher than the legal limit.
The New York Post reports that Griffin was arrested at the Gates Chili School District’s bus depot on Friday in Rochester, New York.No students were on the bus when she was found incapacitated behind the wheel and failed a sobriety test, police said.
It was a very close call.
via: Getty Images“We were definitely very lucky in this situation that all of the children were delivered to school from home safely and that the driver had returned back to the bus garage," Gates Police Lt. Robert Long told Syracuse.com.
The school has since spoken out about the incident.
via: Getty ImagesSchool officials said Griffin was employed with the district on a probationary period and they’re “taking time to review safety protocols with all drivers."
The district also issued a statement...
via: Getty Images“While the district cannot comment directly on personnel matters, we can say that this is an egregious violation of our policies and practices and will never be tolerated."
Griffin now faces multiple counts of DWI and child endangerment.
via: Getty ImagesPolice officials state she was issued an appearance ticket and released. Want to read another shocking story? Scroll on to read how one woman was kicked off a bus in Sweden for "not wearing enough clothes"...