Fla. bus driver gets 21 months in prison for fight

Published On: Aug 14 2013 03:31:33 PM EDT
BARTOW, Fla. -

A central Florida judge is sending a school bus driver to prison for driving 30 students to her house and letting two girls fight in the front yard.

Patrice Sanders accepted a plea deal Wednesday before Circuit Judge Roger Alcott sentenced her to 21 months in prison for the May 9 incident in Polk County.

The Ledger of Lakeland reports the Polk County Sheriff's Office investigated after the mother of a 13-year-old girl complained about the incident. Her daughter was involved in a fight with a 16-year-old girl.

According to the sheriff's office, 30-year-old Sanders drove to her house after the girls began fighting and ordered everyone off the bus. The girls finished their fight and Sanders completed her bus route.