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Hawkins Co. mom blames speeding school bus for child's concussion

Jeff Bobo • Sep 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Board of Education has launched an internal investigation into allegations that a school bus driver’s excessive speed caused a second-grader to suffer a concussion Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred on Grassy Creek Road south of Church Hill as students from McPheeters Bend Elementary School were being brought home after school Monday.

Director of Schools Charlotte Britton told the Times-News Tuesday that during that route a student told the bus driver she was stung by a bee and that she is allergic to bee stings.

The bus garage gave the driver permission to bypass upcoming stops to get the child home as quickly as possible in case medication was required to prevent an allergic reaction.