Thursday, May 14, 2009

No Child Left Behind?

Imagine the horror and panic you would feel if this happened to your child.

The thought sickens me. That poor little buddy. Left ALL ALONE for HOURS.

Oh, and this particular incident?

Happened in my town.

My boyz go to that school. (It wasn't my child, thankfully.)

COLOSSAL FAIL on the part of the bus monitor, the bus driver and the school district, for not notifying the child's parents when he did not show up for preschool that morning.

I'm thoroughly disgusted.

15 comments:

Dorene said...

Isn't this awful! I read about it this morning (I live just a town-ish away). As a mother of a preschooler, all I could think about was that poor little kid.

Bama Cheryl said...

Oh my, how terrible. He must have been very frightened. My husband drives a school bus and their mandated routine is to walk through the bus after every route to make sure no one is still on the bus. Obviously the driver (and it may have been a shorter-than-average bus - even worse) didn't perform his post-trip inspection properly, if at all. And to have a monitor on there too and both of them bailed without finding the little guy. How terrible for everyone concerned.

Scary Mommy said...

Wow. Just, wow. That poor kid-- is the school planning on paying for the years of therapy that are sure to follow?

Martha said...

Wow, how can this happen?!?

Life As I Know It said...

I saw this in the news. How terribly scary!!

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Sarah... this is terrible. I was horrified to learn it was our town when I heard it on the news... Thank goodness it wasnt one of our kids.. I hope they take better precautions from now on

Draft Queen said...

That's terrifying. Good thing the little kid didn't wander away.

AmyG said...

That's pretty scary... apparently, the bus driver, nor the aid, checked the bus before getting off. I'm glad the little boy is OK.

Manic Mommy said...

I just think about Gremlin (who just turned 4) alone all day on the bus. And it makes my heart hurt.

Poor, poor baby!

Heather said...

that happened to me when I was 4, but not that extreme. I got onto the bus that my driver was in, but it turned out she was doing a different route that day. It wasn't until all the other kids were dropped and she checked the bus that she found me. She brought me straight home and my mom was a wreck because I was missing for an hour.

After 5 minutes my mom was freaking out and calling the school. How could this boy be missing for 6 hours without anyone noticing?

The sites founders. said...

Perhaps I am really missing something here, but are parents truly sending the FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD on a bus nowadays?? Really?? How about this, be a parent, take the kid, stop making someone else responsible. Is public flogging of parents allowed anymore?

Heidi said...

I can't tell you how many times that happens in STL. It is TOTALLY unacceptable. ...and it's ALWAYS STL Public (our city system). Major suckage! Makes you glad to live in the 'burbs!

Lumpyheadsmom said...

Just awful.

azusmom said...

How scary!
Yes some of us put our preschool children on buses. In our case, our kids both have autism, and putting them on the bus was a big step in their development.
These days our daughter, who is 5, goes to a county classroom that isn't nearby. She takes the bus. Our son goes to a different school, and they both start at the exact same time. We only have one car. if it weren't for the bus, I don't know how we'd manage it. (Plus, she LOVES riding the bus!) PLEASE don't blame parents who are doing everything we can in order to help our kids have as good a school experience as possible!

Banteringblonde said...

This makes me feel sick to my stomach. We trust people with our kids, we have to but when something like this happens it makes you feel sick!

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