Douglass bus driver will not go to trial

Douglass bus overturned (KSN File Photo)

DOUGLASS, Kansas – The school bus driver who drove into a swollen Butler County Creek will not go to trial.

Morris Peterson (KSN File Photo)
Morris Peterson (KSN File Photo)

Morris Peterson was granted a diversion on one count of endangering a child.

A previous reckless driving charge had been dropped by the state.

Peterson was driving the Douglass school bus with several children on board over a flooded bridge when it was swept off the road on its side on Halloween.

It prompted a swift water rescue.

The children managed to escape, and no one was injured.

Peterson’s trial was set to happen on Wednesday.

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