WATCH: DeKalb bus driver allegedly caught on video texting and driving

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Parents say the driver's actions were not safe and unacceptable

The DeKalb County School District is investigating one of its bus drivers after a video surfaced allegedly showing a driver on her phone while driving a school bus, Channel 2 Action News reported.

A parent, who asked to remain anonymous, told Channel 2 he saw a bus driver texting and driving while on I-20, so he began filming.

The video allegedly shows a cell phone in the bus driver’s left hand while she steers with her right hand on the wheel. The video also allegedly shows at least one student seated on the bus.

The DeKalb County School District released a statement to Channel 2, which read in part:

“This behavior is completely unacceptable. Not only is it illegal, it is not safe for other drivers, and it is a danger to the district’s staff and students. The safety of our students and staff is paramount to the DeKalb County School District.”

Texting while driving has been illegal since July 2010 in Georgia, and the state's hand-free law goes into affect July 1, 2018, which makes even holding a phone while driving illegal.

The District has not said if any disciplinary action has been taken against the driver.

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