Pearland, TX, United States (4E) – A 47-year-old female bus driver from Pearland, Texas was detained Tuesday and charged with sexual assault of a child after she was found with a student at the bus barn.
Police said Wednesday that the Pearland Independent School District reported suspicious activity between the bus driver, Diana Almanza, and a student last Thursday morning, and officials quickly initiated an investigation.
Investigators claimed Almanza usually leaves early for her bus route accompanied by a student, who has been identified as the alleged victim.
According to authorities, the victim’s family lived with Almanza and divulged that the alleged improper sexual activity happen outside of the residence before the scheduled route.
Officials confirmed that Almanza has been terminated for violations of district policy: unauthorized use of a bus, as well as misconduct with a student.