ONLY ON 13: Alief ISD bus driver fired for 'reckless' driving

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A revealing dashcam video has led to the firing of an Alief ISD bus driver.

Another motorist, who has chosen to go by his first name Eric, said he spotted the bus late Tuesday afternoon. Eric said he always has his dashcam rolling, and when he saw the bus driver make a questionable stop in a residential area, he ended up following and recording what Alief ISD now calls the 'reckless' behavior of one of its bus drivers.

"I saw him blow through the stop sign and drive way over the speed limit, and I was just flabbergasted," Eric told ABC13.

It only took about one minute for the dashcam to record three questionable stops by the bus until it turned out of the neighborhood.

Eric posted the video online for advice as to who he could report the incident to. When ABC13 saw it and contacted Alief ISD, the district responded the same day.

In a statement, the district said in part: "We have investigated the situation and have terminated the bus driver's employment. Thank you again for bringing this matter to our attention."

The district said buses are equipped with GPS, which helped investigators confirm the behavior. Alief ISD said it also wants people to know specifically how to report any safety issues.

"We encourage all community members to report any unsafe driving to our transportation department at 281-983-8400 (when prompted, choose receptionist) or online via Let's Talk!, our online community feedback forum at"

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