'BUSted': Superintendent gets warning for passing school bus


    FILE - A school bus. (Max Pixel via MGN)

    Authorities say a Florida superintendent was pulled over for illegally passing a school bus as police were running a bus safety campaign.

    Florida Today reports that Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools Desmond Blackburn was driving his district-issued SUV the morning of March 27 when he was stopped and given a warning.

    Melbourne police had increased patrols around school buses from Feb. 26 until March 29 as part of "Operation BUSted." A police spokeswoman says officers issued 115 tickets and 14 warnings for failure to stop for a school bus during the campaign.

    Blackburn acknowledged he was one of the drivers who needed a reminder and thanked police for their work.

    Florida law says vehicles traveling in both directions on an undivided roadway must stop for a stopped school bus.

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