The Elma School District says a bus driver was not at fault after an investigation into video of their bus driving through a railroad crossing with the crossing arms trying to close on the school bus.

School Superintendent Kevin Acuff said in a Facebook post this week that the bus was involved in a traffic accident at the railroad crossing on 11th Street on June 4th. A portion of the incident was caught on a cell phone camera and fueled the flames of social media. The district requested an investigation by the Elma Police Department. Acuff said the investigation is now complete and they did not find fault with the driver’s actions.

Acuff continued, “In an effort to ensure the highest level of student safety, the District is enhancing training guidelines to address how drivers should handle obstructed views at railroad crossings. We will be re-training this driver with these enhanced standards.”

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