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Teens silenced by porn on school bus journey

A school bus driver in northern Greece has landed in hot water after allegedly showing the teenagers on board his coach a blue movie in order to quieten them down, prompting a prosecutor to launch an inquiry yesterday. The 39-year-old man, who has not been named, was a driver for KTEL buses in the Kilkis area north of Thessaloniki, and was transporting local schoolchildren of both sexes aged between 12 and 18. When the teenagers became rowdy during the course of the journey, the driver proposed showing a pornographic video to pacify them, according to police. Despite objections from some schoolgirls, the driver went ahead and put the film on both of the television sets aboard the bus. None of the students, or their teachers or parents filed complaints but a local prosecutor ordered a preliminary investigation after the alleged incident was reported on TV.