Robbinsville Township Police today charged Ricky K. Moore, 28, of Hamilton Township with cruelty and neglect of children in connection with a Nov. 30th incident as he was transporting students on a Garden State Transport bus.
According to RPD detectives Moore, the bus driver admitted to “brake checking” - a maneuver which caused the moving bus to stop for no apparent reason abruptly.
That action, which occurred during the afternoon commute, resulted in several students being tossed from their seats and a broken leg suffered by a Pond Road Middle School, 8th Grade student. Moore also was issued motor vehicle citations for reckless and careless driving.
According to authorities, Moore was released upon being charged Thursday, and a court date has been set for December 21st.
Garden State Transport released the following statement Thursday confirming Moore’s suspension:
“GST has suspended Ricky Moore until further notice pending the on-going investigation. Mr. Moore began driving for GST in September 2015 and has been the assigned driver on the Robbinsville Route 04 the entire time.
Neither GST nor Robbinsville School District is aware of any complaints (against) Mr. Moore during his time as a driver. NJ state law, school policy, and company policy states that all students are to be seated and seat-belted in at all times. GST takes safety very seriously and expects all drivers and students to be following school district policy for safe transport to and from school.”