• School bus driver pleads guilty to sexually assaulting student


    UNIONTOWN, Pa. - A school bus driver accused of assaulting a student was in court Tuesday.

    Michael Edgar pleaded guilty to statutory sexual assault and corruption of a minor.

    State police said a camera outside of the Albert Gallatin School District caught Edgar receiving a sexual act from a student when just the two of them were on a bus.

    A 15-year-old girl told police she performed acts on Edgar for a two-month period during the 2013 school year.

    Initially, Edgar told police the two stayed on the bus to talk and he denied sexual contact.

    Edgar and his family had no comment after Edgar pleaded guilty Tuesday.

    School officials said Edgar was driving what the school district call a substitute bus, and it didn’t have a camera on board.

    “Since then, every bus, even sub buses are equipped with cameras.  There will not be any buses used in our district without cameras,” said Chris Peg, the director of transportation.

    Edgar’s sentencing is set for September.

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