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LAKE COMO, N.J. -- A substitute school van driver in New Jersey was fired after the driver was caught on video speeding and texting while driving.

The teen student captured the charter van driver reaching up to 80 miles per hour on the Garden State Parkway.

In the video, the substitute driver is also seen taking pictures with a phone while driving.

Academy Charter High School posted the following the statement:

"A substitute driver for DAG Transportation, one of their providers, was videotaped by one of our students speeding and using her cell phone while driving Tuesday afternoon. This was the only ACHS student in the van.

The school was notified Wednesday morning of the incident and was shown the videos. School personnel immediately shared the information with DAG Transportation and MOESC who have assured the school that the driver was immediately terminated. Thankfully no one was injured and the driver will no longer have the opportunity to put the safety of other students in jeopardy."

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