A school bus driver will no longer be driving students to and from the Surry Elementary School after she was accused of putting Hello Kitty duct tape on students' mouths.Surry Elementary School principal Cathy Lewis became aware of the incident on November 6 when two fourth grade students complained that they were silenced with duct tape.

Lewis immediately asked the bus company, First Student, that employs the driver, to investigate.

The bus driver denied putting tape on students' mouths but other students confirmed that duct tape was being used on the bus.

First Student is currently investigating the allegations and the driver has been removed pending the outcome of the investigation.

Surry is located near Ellsworth.