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The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has asked that a school bus driver be suspended after allegations that the driver was impaired while on the job.

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has confirmed that a school bus driver was detained in St. John's Friday afternoon, after the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary received reports of a potential impaired driver on Thorburn Road.

But in a twist, the RNC said after their investigation, they found no grounds to charge the person.

A group of high school students was returning to their buses after a field trip, when police arrived to detain and examine one of the drivers of a contracted bus company. RNC officers stopped the bus driver on the Avalon Mall parking lot.

A spokesperson for the district said the students were safely transported back to school by another driver.

Police have not said whether the driver was given a breathalyzer. 

The school district said it is carrying out an internal investigation, and has asked the bus contractor to suspend the driver for now from any school board-related duties.