Raleigh principal charged with passing stopped school bus

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A media report says a school principal in North Carolina has been charged with passing a stopped school bus.

WNCN-TV reports that Bugg Magnet Elementary School principal Johneka Simmons Williams was charged April 27. Wake County School officials confirmed the charges.

An incident report by a Highway Patrol trooper said Williams denied having passed the school bus while the stop arm was out.

The 36-year-old Simmons said in a statement that she takes roadway safety seriously, "particularly when it involves students."

Williams could face a minimum fine of $500 if found guilty.
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