Student crashes into 3 buses after school athletic director asks them to move truck, district says

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — A Catawba County teacher and athletic director lost his job after a student who he allowed to move his truck crashed into three school buses, the district said.

Catawba County Schools said Jason Oxentine, a teacher assistant and athletic director at Riverbend Middle School, asked a student on April 29 to drive his own personal truck from the back of the school to the front.

While the student was moving the truck, they lost control and struck three parked school buses. The truck was totaled, according to district officials.

The three buses were damaged and will cost approximately $6,750 to repair.

Officials said there were two employees on one of the buses at the time. Neither the student nor the employees were hurt.

Oxentine was cited with a traffic citation for giving his keys to a minor. He was also terminated from Catawba County Schools on Monday.

No other details have been released at this point.

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