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March 14, 2014

Guilty plea entered in Iowa bus records tampering

HOLSTEIN, Iowa (AP) — A former transportation director of a northwest Iowa school district has pleaded guilty to tampering with bus records.

Fifty-two-year-old Douglas Wessling filed his plea earlier this week. Sioux City television station KCAU says (http://bit.ly/12Xhwd3 ) Wessling will receive two years of probation and an order to pay a $1,000 fine.

Wessling was put on leave last fall and then lost his job as transportation director for the Galva-Holstein Community School District after an investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

District Superintendent Dave Kwikkel has said three district buses were taken out of service because of damage. Kwikkel said Wessling put one of them back into use before it had been repaired. Authorities say he also falsified repair records on at least three buses.

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Information from: KCAU-TV, http://www.kcautv.com

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