Waco Shooting Update: Bus Driver Fired From Job After Arrest

Waco Shooting Update: Bus Driver Fired From Job After Arrest
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62-year-old Martin Lewis, former San Antonio police officer who worked as a school bus driver, lost his job following his arrest in the deadly attack of Waco bikers that killed nine and injured 18 others.


On Wednesday, Martin Lewis was fired from his job after district officials knew about his involvement in the Waco shooting, informed a spokesman for the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio.

Spokesman Pascual Gonzalez told the San Antonio Express-News that after a complete background check Lewis was appointed by district officials on August 2014.

After 32 years of service, Lewis retired from the San Antonio Police Department on February 2004. He was arrested after the Waco shooting and was charged with involvement in organized criminal activity, with a bond set at $1 million.

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Online jail records show no attorney was appointed for Lewis, so no comments on his charges or firing was known.

Martin Lewis was among 170 people arrested during the fatal bikers shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, which took place on May 17, 2015. A $1 million bond was set on each of them.

More than 318 weapons were recovered from the crime scene, informed Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton. Police have extracted 118 handguns, of which one is an AK-47 assault-style rifle and 157 are knives from the crime scene. Swanton said there are still uncounted clubs, knives, firearms and chains with padlocks attached.

Earlier, Swanton estimated 1,000 to around 500 weapons. Later, he revised the number.

Law enforcement agencies put an alert on the annual motorcycle rally in Red River, a gathering in northern New Mexico that attracts 20,000 bikers.