(3-23-23) Charges will not be brought against a Celina City Schools bus driver or bus aide in an incident that that took place on March 15th. The incident involved a pre-school student being left unattended on the bus for several hours. The bus driver and bus aide responsible for the student were relieved of their duties pending an investigation.

After an investigation by the Celina Police Department the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed the report and has decided not to pursue criminal charges on either employee.

According to the Prosecutor’s Office negligent conduct is insufficient to support charges under the facts and circumstances..

This past Tuesday an Indian Lake student did not get off the bus at the school.

Superintendent Dr. Rob Underwood:

Indian Lake School District Parents and Guardians,

The health and safety of our students and our staff is the top priority of the District. We learned today of a situation that compromised one of our students and it is unacceptable.

A student who rides one of our buses did not get off the bus at the school. While we are still gathering facts, we learned that the child remained on the bus after the route was over.  After the child did not arrive at school, an investigation took place and the child was located still on the bus. The child was then taken to the school and later picked up by a parent.

I have spoken with the child’s family. I can report to you that this staff member has resigned and charges are pending. 

We take this situation very seriously. Our staff member did not meet our expectations and it is unacceptable. We will work to do better.

Thank you,

Dr. Rob Underwood

Indian Lake Schools Superintendent