Boy Burned Following Bus Driver's Request to Move Live Wire

Police say a Pennsylvania school bus driver asked an 11-year-old student to get off the bus and move a downed, live power line.

Driver Patricia Ryan tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that she "never intended to hurt anyone."

Penn Township police say she endangered the welfare of the boy by asking students on the bus to get out and remove the power line.

The boy, Tyler Cunningham, and his father, Bob, tell WTAE-TV the boy's hand was burned, but he was not seriously hurt.

The bus company, First Student, tells the newspaper that Ryan was removed as a driver later that day.

The power line fell when it was hit by a goose.

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