Tuscaloosa bus driver sentenced for having sex with student

      A woman has pleaded guilty to having sex with a student while she was employed as a bus driver.{} 39 year old Hollie Thomas pleaded guilty Monday in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court to a count of a school employee engaging in a sexual act with a student.{} She was given a five-year suspended prison sentence and will serve supervised probation for three years.{} Thomas was charged in July 2011 when authorities learned she was having an ongoing relationship with a 17 year old boy.{} In Alabama, it is a felony for school employees to have sex with students under the age of 19.{} The state's age of consent is 16.