Driver Who Passed School Bus on Sidewalk Pleads Not Guilty

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CLEVELAND -- A Cleveland woman accused of driving onto a sidewalk to avoid waiting for a school bus appeared in court Tuesday morning.

Shena Hardin, 32, of Cleveland, plead not guilty in Cleveland Municipal Court to charges of not stopping for a school bus and reckless operation.

Police cited Hardin back on September 11th for not stopping for a city school bus along East 38th Street.

According to Cleveland Schools, the bus driver noticed Hardin's alleged detours so he called police.

Police set up a sting to catch Hardin in the act. 

The violation was even captured on video.

The front portion of Hardin's alleged detour path is the entrance to a local day-care.

Parents and staff say they are grateful she was caught.

"I was very alarmed we are a daycare and we walk the children down the sidewalk.  And other children are walking to school coming down the street," said Tonya Butler, daycare worker.

Hardin heads back to court October 22nd.

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