All Call 1/13/2020

 

Attention Parents/Guardians:

On Saturday afternoon, when departing from East Liverpool High School, the coaches on a bus that was
carrying the high school boys’ basketball team to Carrollton noticed that the bus driver was exhibiting
abnormal behavior and possibly smelled of alcohol. Immediately, both coaches informed the driver that he
had to pull over at the Westgate Middle School Complex. Administration was contacted and was quickly on
site. A replacement driver then transported the students to the game. The bus driver has been relieved of his
duties pending a criminal investigation. Words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude to the coaches,
transportation director and substitute bus driver who all acted quickly in the name of the safety of the
students on the bus. We are extremely proud of their response. Please know that District protocol was
followed closely and all of our bus drivers are subject to random drug and alcohol screening. Since this matter
is now a criminal investigation, there will be no further comment at this time on behalf of East Liverpool City
Schools.

Thank you for your attention,

Jonathan Ludwig
Superintendent

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