Topeka Bus Driver Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A Topeka school bus driver wanted for child pornography charges in Texas has been arrested.

Kelly Shane Hooper a driver for Durham bus services, was wanted in Coryell County Texas.

Durham School Services Public Relations Manager Molly Hart confirmed Hooper performed route duties for the USD 501 school district.

KWTX-TV in WACO reports Hooper fled to Kansas when he learned about the charges.

Hooper was arrested Sunday. Texas Prosecutors added four more child pornography counts against him Monday.

He is set to be extradited back to Coryell County to Stand Trial

Durham School services released this statement to 13NEWS:

"Durham School Services is taking this matter very seriously. As such, the bus driver, who was hired in mid-April, has been removed from duties and will remain on leave until the investigation is completed. We have a stringent hiring process as our bus drivers undergo drug and alcohol testing, driving record and background checks, and medical exams, among other screening tools. Durham meets State and Federal mandates for school bus driver screening."