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Police: Bus driver leaves crash with students on board

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RAYNHAM, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts police have cited a school bus driver for crashing into two trees and driving away from the scene with students on board.

Authorities say 34-year-old Francelle Fleurine, of Attleboro, was transporting 10 Raynham Middle School students when she struck the first tree Monday afternoon. Fleurine backed into a second tree, smashing the bus's back window before finishing her route.

No injuries were reported.

Officers responded to the school around 3:30 p.m. after receiving a report of the crash. They say Fleurine told authorities she was running late on her route.

School district Superintendent Derek Swenson said in a statement posted to Facebook on Monday that Fleurine is no longer a driver for the school system.

Swenson apologized to the affected students and parents, calling the driver's actions "unacceptable.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

2/13/2018 6:22:04 AM (GMT -6:00)

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