TODAY | October 05, 2012
>> we have more this morning on some startling video we showed you on thursday, a driver using a sidewalk to get around a school bus picking up kids. nbc's katie tur is in cleveland, ohio with more. good morning to you.
>> reporter: good morning, savannah. a bus driver for those kids shot a video stung to see, a woman and what appears to be total disregard for the law and the safety for those kids. a brazen maneuver caught on tape, without even pausing. watch as this driver pulls up on to the curb and drives down the sidewalk to avoid waiting behind a school bus for handicapped children.
>> comes through here every morning, goes around the school bus every morning.
>> reporter: not just goes around. in the video you can clearly she sheena hardin doesn't just illegally pass on the right but uses a pedestrian walkway as a detour, and this was all captured by the bus driver . mom lisa kelly saw it every day, too, as she waited for the bus to pick up her daughter.
>> what if it was her in a wheelchair.
>> reporter: hardin does this all the time, but they needed proofrks so the driver got out his cell phone camera and started rolling, getting all the proof needed. the next day a cleveland police officer was ready and waiting.
>> all right. she has been caught. justice has been served.
>> reporter: hardin appeared in court on tuesday and plead not guilty to the charges of not stopping for a school bus and reckless driving. hardin 's mother trying to explain away her daughter's actions by arguing the bus takes too long and that what her daughter did wasn't all that dangerous.
>> clearly the handicapped boy cannot run across the street. there's a factory across the street.
>> reporter: look again. across the street is not a factory but a day care center , full of kids, who could have easily been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
>> if we are h to evacuate the building, we would have to come through this door. this door here to come out of the building, and if she's coming up on the sidewalk, well, then, there's the danger right there.
>> reporter: miss hardin is facing a $500 fine. she's due back in court later this month. we tried to talk to her a couple of times to ask her what she was thinking, what she was doing, but on the advice of her lawyer she declined to comment. savannah?
>> katy tur in cleveland, thank