VIDEO: Texas School Bus Narrowly Avoids Train Collision

Scary footage of the incident has gone viral and the bus driver responsible has been fired.

A school bus filled with students had a close call Feb. 10 when the bus barely rolled past train tracks before a train went by.

The incident, caught on cell phone cameras by students scared for their lives, was discovered by school administrators after it was posted on social media, according to ABC News.

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The school bus was taking 42 students to Klein Oak High School in Spring, Texas, at the time of the near collision.

The bus driver initially claimed that the students were too loud for the bus to be driven safely, but the Klein Independent School District suspended the driver while it opened an investigation.

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Following the investigation, the district released a statement that the bus driver “did not follow standard procedures when crossing the railroad track.” The bus driver is no longer employed with the district.

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Zach Winn is a journalist living in the Boston area. He was previously a reporter for Wicked Local and graduated from Keene State College in 2014, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism and minoring in political science.

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