Middle Schooler Supposedly Kidnapped by Bus Driver Who Proclaimed His Love: Police

A Louisiana bus driver who reportedly kept a student on his bus and declared his love for her has confessed and handed himself in.

The 13-year-old was scheduled to be dropped off at her middle school in Brusly, Louisiana, on Monday morning by Christopher Taplin, 33.

According to regional news outlets, the Brusly Police Department stated that Taplin detained the student on board for around 10 minutes.

Before letting her go, he allegedly professed his love for her, "poured his heart out to her," and made lewd remarks, according to police.

The driver allegedly also left the girl's mom a voicemail in which he confessed his love for her and that he had been keeping an eye on her ever since she started middle school.

Taplin handed himself up on Tuesday night, authorities said after asking the public for assistance in finding him.


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