Crist responds to illegal bus use allegations

St. Petersburg, Florida -- We have more on the Charlie Crist school bus tour that 10 Investigates first discovered appears to violate state law.

On Monday, the former governor responded to the allegations the tour was illegally using a school bus to go around the state campaigning against Governor Rick Scott's education initiatives.

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As you may recall, state law prohibits the use of yellow school buses for anything but charitable, religious or educational events.

Initially, Crist said his gubernatorial campaign was educating voters on the deficiencies created in education by Scott.

Crist told reporters, "I am upset by what is going on in education and I think most Floridians are concerned."

When asked if he knew it was illegal to use the bus for campaigning, the former governor, former attorney general, and former education commissioner said he had no idea it was.

In the meantime, as we reported last week, the Florida Highway Patrol, which ticketed a driver who ran into the Crist bus in Orlando, did not ticket the driver of Crist's bus for breaking the law.

A spokesman for the agency said FHP would not investigate as it clearly wants to stay clear of stepping on the toes of the man who could be Florida's next governor and the agency's boss.


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