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Updated: 9/20/2013 10:14 am
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A Hillsborough County bus driver will not be behind the wheel Friday morning because a 14-year-old student caught her texting while driving, officials said.

Cellphone video caught the driver texting while behind the wheel last week.

The girl's family who shot the video said she was actually trying to catch the driver swearing.

"When she showed me the video, I just couldn't believe it, said her mother Venus Cotto-Silva said.

"I'm scared for the kids, all of them, not just my niece, all of them, everyone on that bus," said the child's uncle, Noah Cotto.

At the end of the video, the family said the driver is seen drifting into another lane, but she quickly grabbed the wheel.

According to ABC Action News, the district pulled the driver after Wednesday's bus route. The driver is now on "non-bus" duty, pending the outcome of their investigation.

On Oct. 1, it will become illegal in Florida for anyone to text while driving.


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Fred Thompson - 9/20/2013 5:27 PM
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Thank God i don't live in that texting/twitter world. How "despret for attention" does one have to be!? People generally annoy me any how' sure as sheep I don't want to listen to their "pointless junk"!

FlSunRise87 - 9/20/2013 3:58 PM
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It is NOT YET illegal to text and drive in florida, AND it is NOT permitted to record teachers behaviors in class rooms so why should it be any different in this scenario? Is it stupid? YES. Is it wrong? Absolutely! Will anything come of this? Not unless she's made an example.. js

nativejax - 9/20/2013 12:16 PM
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She better be fired.

Realchange - 9/20/2013 11:27 AM
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Except school board would like to remind you recording bad teachers on cell phones is against the law. Any student caught bringing a cell phone into class, and recording with it will be punished severely. That is all you peons may now return to your place.

wishmistress - 9/20/2013 11:25 AM
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Where in the world do they get these losers? I have seen them fly through school zones, climb up other cars' tails, and far exceed the posted speed limits. Kudos to this young lady, who may have diverted a future catastrophe.
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