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UPDATE: Dubuque Senior teacher driving van allegedly speeding

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A Dubuque Senior High School teacher was driving a van allegedly speeding between 80 and 90 mph Tuesday while taking students to a conference in Des Moines.

Kristin Weiland, a teacher at Dubuque Senior High School, according to district Director of School and Community Relations Mike Cyze."

At this point, any further information about the investigation or its outcome is considered a personnel matter and is confidential information protected by law," Cyze said in an e-mail to KWWL.

Original Story

An area school district is having to explain after a driver caught one of their employees on camera speeding. 

A van from Dubuque schools was caught on a cell phone camera going nearly 90 miles an hour with students inside. 

Jay Shipley captured the video near Interstate 380. You can't clearly see the students, but school officials confirm there were five inside. 

Schools officials know who was driving and are now trying to determine what comes next.

Rick Colpitts, Dubuque Schools director of human resources, says he's thankful there wasn't an accident.

"Well obviously those are the things that flash through your mind, what could have happened that didn't happen obviously is a big concern to us. So we're proactively working on investigating the situation," said Colpitts.


Shipley shot the video and says he knows he wasn't being safe himself while taping the school vehicle.

In a message to KWWL, he says: "I knew nobody would believe me, and it seems most of the time, things are called in, they slip threw the cracks, and they don't get caught. This time, I saw children in a speeding van, which belonged to a school district and feel those parents would be happy [if] this time it was captured on film instead of it going unseen and potentially become a disaster."

The school employee driving that van isn't behind the wheel Wednesday as the school looks into this.

The parents of the five students in the van were notified by the situation Tuesday.

Lauren DeWitt contributed to this story.

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