A PSYCHIC bus driver has been sacked after refusing to pick up schoolchildren – because had a “premonition” that something bad would happen.
The clairvoyant driver, who has not been named, left the children standing at the side of the road in Dundee.
But the driver failed to see what was coming for his career prospects when he was hauled in front of bosses at National Express last week.
After he explained that a psychic premonition led to him to leave children at the roadside, the driver was promptly dismissed.
The man insisted he left the children at the roadside because he sensed “something bad would happen”.
Yesterday the driver told his local paper that he planned to to fight his dismissal.
But Dundee Council’s education chief Councillor Stewart Hunter praised the bus firm for its tough stance.
“It’s good National Express has taken action and I’m sure they would be concerned too about kids not being picked up.”
“I can’t comment on what’s happened to the bus driver It’s important for kids to be able to get to school on time. If the bus doesn’t stop then that’s something that worries me.
But a spiritual medium has defended the man, saying it is “entirely possible he experienced a premonition”.
Ewan Irvine, who works at the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre in Edinburgh, as a medium said: “Although I don’t know much about the case itself, it is entirely possible that the man had a psychic sense something bad was going to happen.
“Speaking from personal experience, I know that when I get that weird, edgy feeling, I normally listen to it because it means something is going to happen, whether it be good or bad.
“Rather be safe than sorry.
National Express Dundee employs 360 people and has 130 coaches.
A spokeswoman for National Express Dundee declined to comment.
She said: “We don’t discuss conversations with individuals members of staff.”