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Old 09-28-2019, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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What if it was a parent who did not have custody of the child and was taking the child ?

Lot of rules for a lot of good reasons.
And the bus driver is going to do a custody check on every kid, everyday as they are getting off the bus? That is ridiculous, and would never work. It's impossible.

I will answer your question with another question. What if there had been no incident on the bus, and the bus had arrived at the approved bus stop, and a non-custodial parent picked up one of the kids from the bus stop?
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:54 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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The parents were not attempting to ride the bus. They were boarding it to get their children off the bus, which the superintendent has said is not a violation of any policies.
The policy clearly states:

"Parents are not authorized to board the bus or ride as a passenger ..."
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:02 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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And the bus driver is going to do a custody check on every kid, everyday as they are getting off the bus? That is ridiculous, and would never work. It's impossible.
That's why the blanket statement of 'No parents board the bus without prior authorization'

My district has had a different problem:

Parents who don't let their kids walk home from the bus stop & tell their kid they aren't allowed to walk home alone without them.

And the kids ... won't get off the bus if they don't see their parent! They had to write a policy that the child will have to remain on the bus for the remainder of the route if they do not get off at their designated stop & the parent will have to retrieve their child at the district depot before 5 pm or they call the police.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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The kid on the bus that was screaming needs some serious parenting - clearly they haven't received any. Wouldn't be surprised if they were one of the ones that caused the bus to need to be stopped in the first place. Middle school? I would have been horrendously embarrassed to behave that way. I also would have been horrendously embarrassed if my parent were to behave at all as the parents, particularly the one who got on the bus and punched the driver, did.



Civilized parents show up, ask what the situation is, and then let the driver do their job. Then if their kids are the problems on the bus, deal with it themselves, again, supporting the school and the driver short of something a heck of a lot more serious than the bus being stopped because of misbehavior (which is dangerous in a moving vehicle).


Trash, pure and simple.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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And the bus driver is going to do a custody check on every kid, everyday as they are getting off the bus? That is ridiculous, and would never work. It's impossible.

I will answer your question with another question. What if there had been no incident on the bus, and the bus had arrived at the approved bus stop, and a non-custodial parent picked up one of the kids from the bus stop?
Once the kid is off the bus/school property the school and its employees are no longer responsible for custody checks. When they are they dont check every kid only those who have orders with the school office that a particular person is not allowed to pick the child up. The custodial parent notifies the school of this with a court order.
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Old 09-30-2019, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Once the kid is off the bus/school property the school and its employees are no longer responsible for custody checks. When they are they dont check every kid only those who have orders with the school office that a particular person is not allowed to pick the child up. The custodial parent notifies the school of this with a court order.
Do you really believe that any school bus driver checks every kid that way? If you do you clearly have no idea of how a school bus driver's job works. A typical bus driver transports probably about 150 students a day to and from school. They pick up the kids at school, drive them to a bus stop near their home, they open the door and the kids get off. That is all. Expecting a bus driver to know what parent has custody of each of those kids, is not realistic and will never happen.

Once again the school district superintendent and the director of security have condemned the bus driver's actions.
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Un-fing-believable. They are not filing charges against the mother who attacked the bus driver. There is a strike happening tomorrow with the bus drivers in the Denver school district to support the bus driver.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Un-fing-believable. They are not filing charges against the mother who attacked the bus driver. There is a strike happening tomorrow with the bus drivers in the Denver school district to support the bus driver.
It was a very reasonable decision. If the bus drivers don't show up for work, they should be fired.

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Denver District Attorney Beth McCann made the following statement:

“After reviewing all of the video footage and other materials, it is clear that this incident escalated very quickly and was difficult and emotional for everyone involved. The bus driver and the bus monitor were confronted with a very challenging situation in which some students caused enough of a disturbance that for safety reasons, the driver pulled over to try and calm matters. At least one student alleged there was inappropriate touching, however, those claims are baseless and only contributed to the quickly unfolding events. When parents saw that the bus stopped before its scheduled drop off location, and heard kids screaming, they understandably became concerned and tensions further escalated.

Given all the circumstances, my office will not be filing any criminal charges arising out of this incident. The DPS employees were in a difficult situation and believed they were handling matters as best they could. Ms. Martin was concerned about her child and took action that she believed was appropriate. Criminal charges are not warranted although I hope that the parties are able to move forward and recognize the respective positions of those involved.”
Denver DA Releases Statement on School Bus Incident (Martin) – Denver DA
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:36 AM
 
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Un-fing-believable. They are not filing charges against the mother who attacked the bus driver. There is a strike happening tomorrow with the bus drivers in the Denver school district to support the bus driver.
I support the drivers in striking today. The school district did not back them up at all.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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No School Bus Driver Shortage In Denver Public Schools On Wednesday

Denver Public Schools bus drivers scheduled to work on Wednesday showed up, despite speculation that some would not be there. Some bus drivers were reacting to a decision announced Tuesday by the Denver District Attorney’s office stating no charges would be filed against a mother involved in a fight with a bus driver.
No School Bus Driver Shortage In Denver Public Schools On Wednesday – CBS Denver
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