CONCORD, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – The officer in a patrol vehicle that illegally passed a stop school bus while a student exited has been cited, Concord Police said on Monday.

Sgt. Matthew Willet, who, according to a social media post from April 2021, has been with the department for over 15 years, was placed on administrative duty while the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The video shows the 15-year-old student getting off the school bus, nearly hit by his police vehicle passing on the right.

Even more shocking was that the SUV was a marked Concord Police cruiser.

“When I saw that, it’s like my heart sank,” said the 15-year-old’s grandma, Joyce Palmerin. “What was he doing while he was driving? Knowing that he is a man to be out here to protect us.”