NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Authorities in New Jersey arrested two drivers and found a shocking number of violations after raiding several locations belonging to a local school bus company.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office swept into five school bus lots on Friday, all owned by the company A-1 Elegant.

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A New Jersey school bus lot operated by A-1 Elegant. (Credit: CBS2)

Safety inspectors say they found eight bus drivers didn’t have the proper credentials to drive school children.

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The two drivers who were arrested were found to have open warrants. The charges those drivers were facing were not revealed.

The Paterson-based company has a contract to bus children to school in Newark as well as other parts of the state.

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Friday’s operation was part of an ongoing investigation into school bus safety in Newark.