School Bus Driver Lost in Western Twin Cities
Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota state troopers used GPS to locate a school bus lost for about an hour in the western Minneapolis suburbs with five children aboard.
Law enforcement caught up with the bus driver and the students in a Target parking lot in Crystal Tuesday morning.
The State Patrol says the driver for Metropolitan Transportation Network was heading from Brooklyn Center to FAIR School in Crystal when he went off course.
Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says the bus had a global positioning system locator which troopers used to find the bus two miles north of school.
Reports say the students, ages 9 to 12, were checked by paramedics. A bus company supervisor arrived and got the children to school.
It was the bus driver's second day behind the wheel.