North Carolina elementary principal charged with passing stopped school bus

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RALEIGH, N.C. – A North Carolina elementary school principal is accused of passing a stopped school bus.

WNCN reported that Johneka Simmons Williams, 36, of Clayton, could face a minimum $500 fine without prayer for judgment if found guilty.

Williams is principal at Bugg Magnet Elementary in Raleigh and was charged with passing the stopped bus on April 27.

In a statement obtained by WNCN, Williams said, “Please know that I take roadway safety seriously, particularly when it involves students. I work diligently every day to ensure the safety of students.”

Wake County Schools have confirmed the charges. The principal originally had court planned for Sept. 15.