Published: Apr 14, 2014 10:37 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 15, 2014 1:26 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, FL.--A Lee County mom says a bus driver was reckless on the road putting childrens' lives in danger.

That mother came to WINK News for help--saying she's afraid to put her daughters on a bus ever again.

Cell phone video, obtained only by WINK News, appears to show a Lee County School bus full of kindergarten students speeding down the road.
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"The speed limit is 45 mph and this bus is going 60 mph," said the mother as she was recording the cell phone video.

The mom of two who recorded the footage doesn't want to be identified.

"I was helpless. I was actually wondering how do I stop this," she said.

She tried to keep up to see just how fast the driver was going in a 45 mile per hour zone.

"And the bus is pulling away from me as I am still driving 60 mph and I don't want to get a ticket," said the mother on the video.
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The mother claims the driver sped the entire trip and endangered the lives of all the children.

"One of the most dangerous things that we do with our children is put them in a vehicle. And to know that somebody that is hired by the school district can take that so lightly," said the mother.

Then later in to the trip, the bus appears to speed up even more.

"Now the bus is exceeding over 65 mph heading down a 45 mph road" said the mother on the video.

The mother contacted the school district, but she says they didn't seem to take the claims seriously.

"I was met with very rude and very unprofessionalism by the person who I spoke to on the phone," she said.

"You might think you are just driving a school bus, but you are not, you are driving our children," said the mother.

The district tells WINK News they take these claims very seriously and will be investigating.

Lee District Schools released a statement saying:

"Transportation is aware of the mother's complaint and they will be investigating the allegation thoroughly.?? Naturally, we would want any citizen that observes unsafe driving in any one of our 800 buses to phone authorities immediately and notify the transportation department. The District has disciplinary guidelines for drivers? that will be followed if it is determined the driver was in error," said Lee School's spokesperson Amity Chandler.

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