A northwest Indiana school bus driver has been arrested after she allegedly let three students, ages 11, 13 and 17, drive her vehicle.
The incident was caught on video and posted on Twitter.
According to a police statement, Joandrea McAtee, 27, let the children drive her bus Thursday as she dropped students off after school in Valparaiso, a small city about 50 miles southeast of Chicago.
McAtee was arrested Friday after the Porter Township Schools Administration and the Porter County Sheriff's Office investigated a parent's complaint.
McAtee was arrested when she went to the Porter Township Bus Barn to pick up her paycheck, according to the news release.
She is facing charges of neglect of a dependent, a felony, and was fired by Porter Township and the bus service provider.
The school said, ”We are thankful for the students and parents who came forward quickly with this information allowing us to respond expediently and take the proper steps to insure student safety."
The news release did not say if McAtee was still in custody or any bond amount had been set for her.