New Jersey school bus driver was fired for stopping at home with students on board

A New Jersey school bus driver was fired after stopping a bus full of students outside his home earlier this week.

The Freehold Regional High School District locked out the employee after he picked up students from Howell High School and stopped at his apartment, leaving them unattended while he went inside. according to

According to Rebecca Policastro, a school district coordinator, the driver – who is under contract with Jay’s Bus Service – went home after realizing he had left his drop-off schedule there.

Howell High School
The district, which operates six high schools including Howell, reported the incident to the state.
Freehold Regional High School District

Freehold Regional High School bus driver fired
The Freehold Regional High School District locked out a bus driver after he stopped at his home.

An unknown number of students were left unattended on the bus for about three minutes, she added.

The district, which filed a report with the state about unsupervised students, said it became aware of the incident after the students had already been taken to their homes.

The driver’s name and current employment status are not being disclosed at this time.

Jay’s bus servicebased in Lakewood, provides services to more than 150 schools in Monmouth and Ocean counties. The station could not be reached for comment on Thursday, it said.

A part of it Company website about security states that it is “committed to providing transportation for the tens of thousands of students who rely on us every day to get to and from school safely.”

It also assures that all drivers “receive comprehensive training to ensure they meet our safety standards.”


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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