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School bus driver robbed at gunpoint in Tremont near iconic ‘A Christmas Story House’

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 8:54 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2021 at 11:57 AM EST
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TREMONT, Ohio (WOIO) - A school bus driver was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning in the city’s Tremont neighborhood.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. at W. 14th Street and Buhrer Avenue, not far from the iconic ‘A Christmas Story House.’

Low level crime has been known to happen here and there, in this area, but this incident is something Franklin French just can’t fathom. Franklin lives along W. 14th Street. The school bus was parked in front of his home. Franklin told 19 News he saw the bus, but was unaware of the terror unfolding on board.

“I had no idea what happened,” Franklin said.

Cleveland police said the suspect was male and after robbing the driver took off run down W. 14th Street.

Police said the driver, with Cleveland Metropolitan School District school district, was not hurt. No kids, thankfully, were on the bus at the time of the robbery.

″I recently haven’t heard of anything that dangerous happen around here,” Franklin said.

Duncan Godwin, who also lives on W. 14th Street, is also shocked by what happened just feet from his home Tuesday morning.

″I mean there is some crime here, but it’s not something that you often think about,” Duncan said.

Police haven’t yet released a detailed description of the robber.

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