Kissimmee school bus driver deliberately damaged surveillance system four times, police say – WFTV


POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A Polk County school bus driver has been charged with criminal mischief after he admitted to repeatedly damaging his bus’s surveillance system hard drive, according to Polk County deputies.

Deputies said Vernorris Rambow, 47, of Kissimmee, worked as a school bus driver in Polk County and was arrested on Friday.

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According to a report, Rambow admitted to his supervisor that he damaged the wires connecting the hard drive to his school bus video recording system.

The surveillance system‘s hard drive has been damaged four times since September, but Rambow only acknowledged the tampering after the fourth time it was repaired, officials said.

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Deputies said Rambow told them he damaged the four hard drives because he “didn’t want to get in trouble at work”.

Polk County Public Schools told deputies each hard drive was worth $360, with total damage of $1,440.

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“It’s a shame,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. “This school bus driver may have been disciplined at work due to some complaints, but he is now facing a felony conviction and could be out of a job. The children on his bus behaved better than him. We hope he learned his lesson.

An investigation into Rambow’s activity as a school bus driver is ongoing, deputies said.

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