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Franklin County school bus driver reinstated after speeding deemed inaccurate

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The Franklin County school bus driver who was suspended over a video has been reinstated.

The video appeared to show the driver transporting students at about 70 mph. Superintendent Greg Hamilton said multiple agencies investigated and concluded that alleged speed was inaccurate.

"I cannot comment on specific details related to personnel issues. The Franklin County School System makes student safety a top priority," Hamilton said.

The investigation began after someone recording video of the bus, saying they thought it was important to get the recording out so something could be done.

"I don't know how folks feel about their Franklin County School buses doing 70 miles an hour on this 45 mile an hour road with a busload of kids," said Kelly Bragwell in the posted video.

He said the recording is from Highway 41 area near Belgreen High School.

The 10-second video spread fast on Facebook after Bragwell posted it.

The bus driver had been suspended by the district pending the outcome of that investigation.

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