Illinois bus driver caught on video drinking alcohol while picking up students: Police
WGN / Aurora Police
Police said video shows Michelle Passley buying two beers at a gas station in Aurora on Nov. 15 while she was on her morning school bus route.

By Erik Runge, WGN

AURORA, Ill. (WGN) -- A school bus driver is facing charges after video appears to show her drinking alcohol while picking up students.

Police said video shows Michelle Passley buying two beers at a gas station in Aurora on Nov. 15 while she was on her morning school bus route.

The cameras inside the bus show her take the cans of beer and put them in brown bags and drink from the cans. Thirty-two children were on board the bus at the time.

Police said after getting a call from a concerned gas station clerk, the district called the bus company who fired the 44-year-old.

The police were called later on and shown the video. Passley was then arrested and charged with two Class A misdemeanors for endangering the life and health of a child.

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