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Moorhead bus driver fired for using racial slur after kicking students off bus

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The Moorhead school bus driver who is accused of using a racial slur as he abandoned about 20 students in the city's industrial park has been fired, according to the company that employed him.

MOORHEAD, Minn.  - The Moorhead school bus driver who is accused of using a racial slur as he abandoned about 20 students in the city's industrial park has been fired, according to the company that employed him.

The driver was let go Friday, Nov. 25, after what happened Tuesday, Nov. 22, said Greg Nord, manager of Red River Trails, a company contracted to provide buses and drivers for the Moorhead School District.

Nord declined to release the name of the driver, a white man who's about 50 years old. Superintendent Lynne Kovash said the driver was taking Horizon Middle School students home on Tuesday afternoon before he left them stranded in the 2500 block of 12th Avenue South.

Kovash said there was apparently some sort of disruptive behavior on the bus, and the frustrated driver told the students to get off the bus.

One of the students told WDAY-TV that the driver called students the N-word when they exited the bus. Kovash said students have told the school district the same thing. The superintendent said "quite a few" of the students on the bus were black.

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