School bus driver accused of sexual misconduct

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Cedar Rapids police have arrested a man suspected of sexual misconduct while driving a school bus.

Thomas Williams, 57, was listed Tuesday as an inmate in the Linn County Jail. He faces charges of false imprisonment and sexual exploitation by a school employee. Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him.

A letter sent Monday to parents by the College Community School District said officials were informed Thursday about what the district said was “inappropriate behavior by a bus driver towards a student” during that morning’s route. The district didn’t say what was reported.

The district serves about 6,000 students and includes parts of southwest Cedar Rapids, the cities of Ely, Fairfax, Shueyville, Swisher and Walford along with the surrounding rural area.