SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Sevier County School System has fired a bus driver after her arrest on a weapon charge.

A news release from Dr. Debra Cline stated the employment of Frieda Rene Widner was terminated Friday for possession of a firearm. Cline pointed out it is illegal to carry a gun on a school bus under state law.

The Mountain Press reported Widner, who is 50, was at Seymour High School where she was driving for a field trip when an employee reported Widner might have a gun ( ).

Widner was booked into the county jail on a charge of carrying a weapon on school property and was released on $1,000 bond. It wasn't clear whether she had an attorney. An investigation by the sheriff's department continued.



Information from: The Mountain Press,