District reacts to complaint about coach

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Update: 4:45 pm, 4/18/19, Thursday 

FISHER, Ill. (WCIA) — People are asking questions after a photo started circulating on social media. It shows a baseball coach using his phone while driving a bus full of his athletes.

He’s a high school baseball coach who also teaches 4th grade at the elementary school. Someone captured a photo of him using his phone while driving the school bus.

School district officials say when they saw the picture, they addressed it, but wouldn’t elaborate.

A former bus driver, who declined to go on camera, says no matter what, drivers should keep their hands on the wheel.

Some people have made the argument the coach was just using the GPS function, but state law says it’s illegal if it’s in your hand.

There are some people that law doesn’t apply to.

You can learn who here.

Original: 12:15 pm, 4/18/19, Thursday

FISHER, Ill. (WCIA) — School district officials responded to a complaint a 4th grade teacher/baseball coach was caught, on video, on a cellphone while driving a school bus full of student-athletes.

CUSD #1 Superintendent BarbThompson released the following statement:

Fisher CUSD #1 is aware of an incident involving a coach using an electronic device while driving student athletes to an event. As soon as administrators were informed of the allegation, it was investigated and addressed swiftly and appropriately. 

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