It doesn't last very long -- less than the length of an average music video -- but it shows that over the course of two days in October, a school bus driver in Federal Way broke the law.
To Kristin Willard, a mother of twins in the second grade there, it also shows something that stunned her.
"I just glance up and see wires coming down from her ears," said Willard, remembering the day she witnessed what was captured on tape. "You can't hear emergency vehicles. You can't hear the children (like that)."
"I wouldn't do it myself, so I can't think that she should be," added Willard, who says she walks her two kids to and from the bus stop each day.
On the tape, a school bus driver can be seen wearing headphones in her left ear as she shuttles children to and from Enterprise Elementary School. The driver was listening to music, said Diane Turner, chief communications officer for the district.
The driver was reprimanded as soon as the incident was brought to the district's attention, added Tony Moore, president of the Federal Way School Board.
"The ear bud was in one ear, which is still not appropriate, and we dealt with it completely," Moore said. "This person has a long record of great service in our district. This is not someone that is a repeat troublemaker on the edge."
"She has done a great job on that route," Moore added.
Driving with headphones -- in one ear or both -- and listening to music is a
violation of state law, said Trooper Guy Gill with the Washington State Patrol.
"When you have ear buds in, you're canceling your ability to hear emergency vehicles," Gill said, "even if nothing is coming out of there."
Moore said the driver in question has never been disciplined by the district before or since the incident in October. She started with Federal Way schools as a substitute driver in October 2009, officials added.
After the incident this fall, the district's director of transportation sent the driver a letter, reminding her that using cell phones and hands-free devices while driving are not allowed under district policy.
"Your position as a bus driver is critical to insuring student safety on the bus," the letter reads. "An accident or student injury occurring while a driver is wearing an ear bud would be construed as driver negligence and may be a liability to the District."
"This bus driver has a track record of delivering kids to school and from school safely," Moore said. "This is a model bus driver."
"We also hold it sacred to make sure every child is safe," he added
Willard said she's observed other safety issues regarding the bus in the past, and had asked parents in the neighborhood to sign a petition, asking the district to assign a different driver to the route.
The district, however, said it was unable to verify many of the signatures on the petition.
"I question everything (about the bus) now," Willard added, "because the trust has just broken down."