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A First Student bus driver allegedly sexted a 13-year-old student. Credit: KMOV A First Student bus driver allegedly sexted a 13-year-old student. Credit: KMOV

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A St. Louis-area father is angry after he said his daughter's school bus driver exposed himself to her over video chat.

His daughter is 13-years-old and he says she has proof. News 4 has learned police are actively investigating.

At this point the bus driver has not been charged so News 4 will not identify him, but one father we spoke to is demanding answers, not only about why the man was driving a bus in the first place, but why he's not behind bars.

Antoine says he has seen first-hand the sexually explicit images a school bus driver in the Normandy School District exposing himself to his 13-year old daughter.

“It's sickening. I was right there watching everything and witnessed it. It was sickening. It's just ridiculous,” he said.

The parents of the girl provided screen shots of the messages to News 4 that the driver sent to the girl, calling her “beautiful” and “sweetheart.” News 4 has learned that the driver had recently been charged with a gun crime prior to being hired by First Student. Antoine wants to know why he was allowed to drive a bus and he wants the driver held accountable in jail.

“He’s on the loose now. If he's doing it the first time, who is to say he's going to stop now,” Antoine said.

Prosecutor Bob McCulloch tells News 4 officers with the North County Police Cooperative who investigated the case need to bring over additional information, in order for prosecutors to charge the chase. McCulloch says officers even had different names for Antoine’s daughter.

Antoine wants action because he’s concerned there are other children involved.

“Something needs to be done about it. I am sure the parents of the other children want something done about it as well,” he said.

 In a separate allegation, a North County teen is alleging the same driver made advances on her over Snapchat.

 The teen ,who is not being identified, tells News 4, the driver contacted her over social media.

"I said you drive a school bus, I ride a school bus and it's illegal and I'm only 17," she said.

Tim Swope, Chief of Police for the North County Police Cooperative provided News 4 with a statement shortly after our story ran.

"The North County Police Cooperative has assigned several detectives to this complex investigation.  They have spent numerous hours towards this ongoing investigation.  We are coordinating with the prosecutor’s office and hope to have charges filed in the immediate future.  We will comment further when charges are filed."

Also in response, the Normandy School District released the following statement:

"The allegations are extremely concerning and are contrary to everything our district stands for. We strive to provide a safe and secure environment conducive to student learning and success. Our internal security staff is fully cooperating with local law enforcement and their investigation into this matter."

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