A bus driver at Caledonia High School has been accused of letting the air out of four students’ tires. According to several sources at Caledonia High School, Debby Stevens Williams was allegedly captured letting the air out of tires on vehicles belonging to students on the school’s surveillance camera. A student also reportedly saw the incident and notified the owners of the vehicles.
Sources within the school district claim that four separate vehicles had their tires flattened because they were illegally parked.
Caledonia High School does not have assigned parking or issue ticket violations. While Williams is not known to be a traffic enforcer, she reportedly also serves as a janitor at the school. She is listed on the Caledonia High School website as “maintenance staff.”
Numerous calls to Caledonia High School Principal Randy Barnett went unreturned.
When contacted about the issue, Superintendent Lynn Wright said, “I cannot comment on that other than the fact that the situation has been investigated and has been dealt with. I do not have the information right in front of me at this point, I don’t want to give wrong information.”
Williams has reportedly not received any sort of disciplinary action for her alleged role in the incident, and that has the girls’ parents outraged. According to a parent who wished not to be identified, “God forbid, what if something had happened? These are inexperienced drivers already. They don’t know to check the tires before they get in. And then for them to drive on it? She’s a parent, she has a child. What in the heck was she thinking?”
One of the parents expressed her frustration with Superintendent Wright, saying, “This being his first year as superintendent, I thought he would be different. But they brushed it under the rug. That’s Caledonia for you.”
Of the incident and the reported lack of disciplinary action against Williams, Wright said, “Based on the information that they had I think they dealt with it fairly.”
If the parents decide to press charges, Williams could be charged with malicious mischief.