ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A school bus driver who tested positive for opiates last year is no longer an employee of the
Escambia County School District.
Alan Scott, the assistant superintendent for Human Resources, emailed the Pensacola News Journal on Wednesday morning after a reporter requested the status of Terry Green's employment Tuesday.
"Terry Green is no longer an employee with the district," Scott said in the email.
On the morning of Nov. 25, when Green was driving a school bus, a school bus assistant became concerned about Green's condition and reported those concerns to the school district's department of transportation. A replacement driver was sent to the bus, and Green returned to the office, where she was given a drug test.
That test came up positive for codeine and morphine, according to a report from an administrative hearing on April 1. On Dec. 18, the school district suspended Green without pay.
The school board on Tuesday night voted 5-0 to uphold the decision of Judge David M. Maloney, who recommended during the administrative hearing that Green not receive sick pay during her suspension.
Green told the News Journal on Wednesday that she took a Loritab the morning of Nov. 25 before reporting to work. She said she was prescribed the Loritab after getting sick earlier that month.