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Johnston School Bus Driver Reprimanded For Alleged Remarks

Posted October 8, 2002 11:36 a.m. EDT

— The Johnston County School System has punished a bus driver for allegedly making racially-charged comments last month.

Rebecca Pierce was suspended for 60 days and will be assigned to a new bus route following her suspension.

A parent claims Pierce told her son that children of different races should not be seated together.

Pierce also wrote a letter apologizing for her comments.