"Even Mitchell knows, racing a school bus full of kids is never a good idea," says the newscaster. And Mitchell Brennan is only seven years old.

Sadly, at least two bus drivers in Iowa had to learn the hard way that street racing school buses with elementary school children on board "is never a good idea," losing their jobs in the process. According to reports, one driver decided to pass the one in front on a snowy day in February while schlepping the kids back from a Valentine's Day activity. The kids cheered, for a little while at least, until they realized that the other driver wasn't slowing down to let their bus overtake.

According to school officials, the bus driver who attempted the errant pass on wintry roads was fired immediately, while the other driver was given time to explain his actions – claiming that he had the bus in cruise control and simply didn't slow down – before being fired a short time later.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Pfffft. My PE teacher drove a bus in middle school and would re-enact Bullit on some of the local hills coming back from the running track at the park. If you timed it right you would be thrown high enough to almost clear the seat in front of you. We cheered him on the whole time.
        • 2 Years Ago
        We had a crazy bus driver in high school (his name was Jack), and he would go around this one corner that had a pretty gnarly camber change - he'd *almost* turn the bus over, and we loved it. We also sang the old "Hail to the bus driver, bus driver, bus driver..." song, and he got a kick out of it. He was a blast, and drove a '57 Chevy pickup, with a 283 with Power Pack heads. Cool.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Drag racing + schoolbus = *confused look*
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      This reeks of exaggeration.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Days of Thunder - Pineview Elementary style.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why? Because racecar
      • 2 Years Ago
      I take the public bus to work, and let me tell you a thing about crazy bus drivers.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I didn't know there was such a thing as a school bus when I went to school. I had to use shanks pony both ways.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Boohoo. Doesn't sound actionable to me.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Should have been given an award for being a badass instead!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds like the faster (10 second) bus had a 2JZ2E single turbo supra motor putting well north of 11,000awhp
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      I guess they were bored.
      • 2 Years Ago
      What the ***? Seriously, what the ***???
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