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School Bus Driver Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

UPDATE- 12/27

43-year-old Penny Wolf appeared in a Waukesha County intake court Tuesday evening. Wolf is being held on $10,000 bond ($2,000 cash, $8,000 signature). 

Elmbrook School Superintendent, Mark Hansen, said in a statement, "I am thankful that all students arrived safely to school, but
angered at the events that put our students in danger. The safety of our students, including the
transportation of them to and from school, is paramount to providing the quality education our
community expects."

Hansen also questioned First Student, the bus company that employed Wolf. Hansen said, "We fully expect this incident to have a long-term impact on our relationship with First Student. As we assess First Student’s ability to provide transportation for the District, we are committed
to transparent communication about the District’s next steps and First Student’s response to this violation of our trust."

In a statement, Chris Kemper responded on behalf of  First Student:

Safe and reliable transportation of our students is our highest priority

We take these accusations very seriously

We have a zero tolerance for employees who put our passengers in harm’s way or at risk.

This behavior is not acceptable

We appreciate the concern for the passengers

Ms. Wolf’s case is being looked at and her termination is in process right now.

ORIGINAL

A local school bus driver was busted for driving under the influence.

Friday morning, Brookfield Police were called to Swanson Elementary because staff saw the driver, driving erratically.

Officers said she was impaired and carrying a concealed handgun.

The 43-year-old was taken into custody, but she hasn't been charged yet.

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