Indiana school bus driver let children drive: Reports

- An Indiana school bus driver was arrested Friday after video of her surfaced online allowing three students to take the wheel.

Joandrea McAtee was charged with felony neglect of a dependent when parents of Boone Grove High School students told a school resource officer the 27-year-old driver was letting students take turns driving the bus, according to published reports.

McAtee is accused of letting three students - ages 11, 13 and 17 - take the wheel while other children were on the bus. The three students took turns steering the vehicle down Lourdes street in Valparaiso, Indiana.

"An investigation was immediately started and no one was injured or harmed. The Sheriff's Office and the Porter Township School Corporation takes safety and security of every student seriously and every parent must understand that this case will be investigated thoroughly," Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds said in a statement.

In one video posted on Twitter, a woman believed to be McAtee is seen standing over a child in the driver's seat.

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