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Bus Driver Fired, Charged With Endangering Students

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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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