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Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 12/1/16. David A. Duke, President and CEO of Durham School Services, speaks about his company, and the fatal bus crash that happened last Monday during an editorial board meeting at the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.

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The company that runs school transportation for Shelby County Schools and other districts contracted with a Memphis driving academy not authorized to license school bus drivers.

Sixty-six drivers employed by Durham School Services across Shelby County will have to retake their commercial driver's license test over winter break after the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security suspended operation of Private First Class Driving Academy.

A spokeswoman with the state department said the driving academy was an approved vendor for issuing school bus licenses on the condition that they hire a tester qualified to test school bus drivers, but that they had not done so.

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