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UPDATE: Mid-Missouri school bus driver arraigned for Jefferson City incident

A school bus driver involved in Wednesday’s alleged incident in Jefferson City with smashed mail boxes has been fired and charged in the case.

59-year-old Robert E. Hern of Boonville is charged with felony property damage and 30 misdemeanors, including 28 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Cole County prosecutor Locke Thompson tells 939 the Eagle that Hern was arraigned this morning before Judge Cole County Circuit Judge Brian Stumpe and remains jailed without bond. He’ll be back in court on Monday.

Our news partner KMIZ reports that First Student, which is the contractor for Jefferson City Public Schools, has fired Hern. A student told the station this week that Hern was upset with some students on the bus for not sitting down.

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