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      Bus driver fired for texting while behind wheel

      A school bus driver has been fired for texting while driving.

      A school bus driver has been fired for texting while driving for the Francis Howell School District.

      Francis Howell spokeswoman Jennifer Henry told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch that a middle-school student took a video of the driver texting with kids on board Thursday, and parents contacted the district.

      District officials said the company the driver worked for fired the driver as a result of the incident.

      Drivers age 21 and under in Missouri can be ticketed for texting and driving.

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