A Florida firefighter is getting heat after someone shot cellphone video of him driving around a stopped school bus.
In the video posted to Facebook, he got mad at the parents who were yelling at him to stop.
The video shows a ma, shot on Thursday, shows a man in a red SUV driving around a school bus that was stopped with its stop sign out and lights flashing, while the bus driver was picking up elementary school children.
“As soon as the kids started loading the bus, he decided to pull out and zoom past,” said parent Catherine Fernandez.
Not only did he go around the bus, he also passed it in a no-passing zone.
When parents saw the driver, several of them let the driver have it, but instead of apologizing, parents said he fired back.
“He said if we all had jobs, our kids wouldn’t have to ride the buses,” Fernandez said.
Witnesses were able to get the man’s license plate and eventually found out the driver is a lieutenant with the Marion County Fire Department.
“He should have had more care than anyone just on that fact,” said parent Bonnie Zufelt.
The witness reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Office but was told since deputies weren’t there to see it, there was nothing they could do.
After seeing the video posted all over social media, deputies began investigating.
So far, they don’t believe the firefighters actions were related to his job.
Deputies were stationed at the bus stop Friday morning and plan to be back Monday morning.
Deputies said once the investigation is complete, they’ll send it to the State Attorney’s Office. The fire department is waiting on the outcome of the investigation before deciding if any actions will be taken.
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