Shamong Township school bus driver charged for watching porn in front of kids

Ian Bush
February 06, 2019 - 1:50 pm
Franck Lafortune

New Jersey State Police

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SHAMONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Burlington County school bus driver has been arrested and charged with watching porn in front of school children.

New Jersey State Police say 64-year-old Franck Lafortune of Burlington Township was using his phone to view a sexually explicit video before dropping off students at Indian Mills Elementary School in Shamong Township Monday morning.

Two children told their parents what they saw as the bus was parked. Troopers were notified.

Lafortune was charged with obscenity to minors under the age of 18 and was released from custody ahead of a court hearing.

Dr. Christine Vespe, Shamong Township School District superintendent, said the driver, from GST Transport, has been suspended and "will have no further involvement" with the district.

The bus company did not return a call for comment. 

The Courier-Post reported an employee with the transportation provider, who would not identify himself, said "the charges being made are not accurate."