Las Vegas; Off-duty cop captures speeding school bus on video

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LAS VEGAS (KVVU/CNN) -- Officials with the Clark County School District are looking into another complaint involving one of their bus drivers, this time reported by an off-duty officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

In a video shared with FOX5, the off-duty officer follows a bus driver who he says was driving almost 60 miles per hour in the middle of a 35-mph zone.

"That's just the way they drive," sighed the officer behind the wheel.

The video continues to show the bus driver negotiating a right turn without turning on his blinker before entering a 45-mph zone.

The officer then pulls up next to the bus, catching a glimpse of the driver his bus number, "14103."

It's unclear if there were any students on the bus.

"When you're driving a bus, you represent the Clark County School District whether there's kids in there or not," said Ken Buchanan, a taxpayer who was angry to see where his money was going. "It's a shame (the officer) was off duty."

We asked officials with the CCSD what happened, but they only gave a generic statement:

"CCSD will look into this situation, as safety is our main priority. Our bus drivers undergo trainings (sic) to ensure that they are safely transporting students to and from school. We expect our bus drivers to follow the rules of the road. This will be looked into by CCSD's transportation investigators. We encourage the community to report unsafe driving by calling (702) 799-7233."

So far the district has not gone so far as to put any blame on the driver or release his name.

"That was ridiculous," said an upset mother who doesn't allow her children to take the bus. "You never know who your kids are in the car with."

The last time FOX5 investigated the district for issues concerning its bus system, a spokesperson for the district defended the bus drivers.

Those complaints came from parents on the first week of school, not even a month ago. They told FOX5 that their young children were being dropped off at the wrong stop, their kids were hours late to class, and children were being forced to get off the bus because they didn't have a place sit.

"Our bus drivers are doing a great job," said Melinda Malone on Aug. 31, 2016. "Our number one priority is always safety... If there is something that is found to be done wrong, our drivers could like any other employee face disciplinary action."

So far, officials with CCSD have not responded to our requests for an on-camera interview.

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