TN school bus driver gets 8 years for crash that killed 6 kids


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WATE) – A judge has returned a sentence for the Chattanooga bus driver convicted of criminal negligent homicide for a 2016 crash that killed six and wounded dozens more. 

Johnthony Walker received 6 years, 11 months and 29 days in prison. The judge also added 2 years for reckless endangerment. The sentence will be served concurrently, meaning the he will serve four years in prison. Walker also will serve 7 months in a workhouse. 

A jury in Chattanooga has found a former school bus driver guilty of six counts of criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed six students in 2016.

Johnthony Walker faced a 34 count indictment, which included vehicular homicide. Criminally negligent homicide is a lesser charge. WTVC-TV reports Walker was also found guilty of using his phone as a bus driver, reckless endangerment, and reckless driving.

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