Man Gets Probation for Bus Records Tampering

HOLSTEIN, Iowa (AP) - A former transportation director of a northwest Iowa school district has been given two years of probation for tampering with bus records.

The Sioux City Journal says 52-year-old Douglas Wessling was sentenced on Tuesday. The judge also ordered Wessling to pay a $1,000 civil penalty. Wessling had pleaded guilty.

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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