Bus Driver Fired, Charged With Endangering Students

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A long-time Queens elementary school bus driver was fired after being charged with multiple counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reports

Queens district attorney Richard Brown said 69-year-old Nelson Painchault was fired after three girls, ages 7, 8 and 9, said Painchault inappropriately touched them through their clothing.

“You put kids in the custody of a school bus driver who has the responsibility to safely transport the kids to and from school, and the trust is betrayed,” Brown said.

Painchault had been driving students to four different elementary schools in Corona, Elmhurst and Maspeth for 11 years.

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  1. JOE AITCH says:

    BUS….TED!!!!!

  2. John Crumb says:

    So,they’re saying that after all years years,just out of the blue,the bus driver turns into a Diddler? I don’t believe that for an instant. It just doesn’t measure up. Sounds to me like someone has an issue with this driver on a more personal level.Someone who also has the authority to single out someone (based on something other than this story) then take the necessary steps to have this person terminated.THIS NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED FURTHER. If in fact the drive IS guilty of these charges? He not only should be punished. HE SHOULD BE SHOT.

    1. Blargharble says:

      Exactly, the fact that he was fired and not punished under law points more to vindictive mudslinging (or a hotshot attorney looking to gain notoriety) rather than anything real.

      They just put a man who has worked at the job for 11 years out on the curb on gossip, to put it more clearly. And this is why I have never trusted lawyers.

      1. candyce ricco says:

        If we didn’t have any lawyers, would we need them?

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