Rockwall ISD Bus Driver Arrested

Bus Driver
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DALLAS (KRLD) - A bus driver for the Rockwall ISD has been fired from his job after being arrested on a charge of invasive visual recording.

43-year-old Michael Paul Smith drove bus #73, which took students to Springer Elementary School and Utley Middle School.

Rockwall Police say they were notified by the RISD after the district got a complaint that Smith was using his personal electronic devices to take video of female students as they boarded and exited the bus.

Police say video from the surveillance camera on the bus was turned over to detectives as part of the investigation.

A letter sent to parents by the school district says Smith was removed from his duties during an investigation by the RISD's Human Resources Department and was fired today.

Rockwall Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call their Criminal Investigation Division at 972-772-6703.