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Parents: Ex-bus driver should not get diversion for crash that injured Crockett students

July 18th, 2014 7:19 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

Parents: Ex-bus driver should not get diversion for crash that injured Crockett students

Brenda Gray enters the courtroom on Friday with attorney Cliff Corker. Becky Campbell photo.

Parents of two students injured in a 2012 Washington County school bus wreck had differing opinions after the driver pleaded guilty to some of the charges Friday.

Brenda Gray, 56, of Jonesborough, pleaded guilty in a "best interest" plea to eight counts of aggravated assault by recklessness, one count of felony reckless endangerment and one count of speeding. The remainder of the charges were dismissed.

A best interest plea means Gray felt it was in her best interest to accept the plea offer rather than take her chances at trial and possibly being convicted of the original charges.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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