Kudos to the Riverton students
This tells me a few things 1. There are still people in the world that
know how to watch out for young children. 2. The bus driver needs
to be held responsible as he should have checked his bus. I as a parent if I am
not there to meet my disabled student when the bus shows up at my house they
take her to DCFS without fail.
Couldn't agree more SME. I find it totally awesome that some high school
students saw this little girl crying and took the time and energy to make the
situation right. This could have been a horrible situation if it were not for
Our children go to Monte Vista as well. In Oct. our bus route was discontinued
in our neighborhood. A flyer was sent to the parents and I informed my 5 year
old that he no longer rode the bus and I'd pick him up. The teachers were given
an updated no bus list and had a staff meeting that morning about the changes.
My 5 yr old never came home from school. When he went to get in the pick up line
his teacher told him that he was riding the bus and put him on a random bus to
go who know where. I called the school and the bus dispatch and there response
was "well, if the bus driver has any extra kids on the bus, he'll bring him
back to the school." They were not concerned of his whereabouts and I was
livid! I called the principal a few days later and all he would tell me was that
they had a talk with his teacher and were not very apologetic. This
is clearly a big problem.
Fantastic young boy helping this young girl. I think each school district need
to check the zoning layout and allow more kids on the bus when there are more
seat available. Why, some kids refused to take the bus and take a ride with
their parents or friends and why not add to those kids who need the school bus.
I am the father of one of the two students that helped this little girl. There
are several details that were left out of the story that make this even more
incredible that this little girl is safe.The distance from the
credit union to where they saw her is about 1/3 of a mile and she had already
crossed 2700 W at 12600 S which is a pretty busy intersection. Further, the
distance from her school to where they found her is about 2 1/2 miles.I am proud that my daughter and her friend recognized the situation for what
it was and took the time to stop and help. I would like to think, however, that
they are representative of other kids their age and did nothing more than what
all of us would and should do. We are all grateful that this little girl is
safe and unharmed.Happy Holidays!
Wow, thanks for the update Whozit. I shudder to think of this small girl just
walking around trying to find her way home. Given the other comment shared
here, it appears that this school has a problem that needs to be addressed with
additional training and closer supervision. I hope this happens. Thanks to
these two teenage girls for caring about others enough to notice a lost
youngster and to go out of their way to restore her to her family.
I smell a lawsuit a-coming.I shudder to think of what could have happened
to this little girl.
I am the mother of this little girl and I am so glad the father of one of these
girls wrote in! Can you please pass on a very grateful hug and thankyou for
helping my little girl! I was a very distressed mother looking for this little
girl and cannot say thankyou enough that these girls could see something was
wrong and came to her aid! These girls are marvelous.
maggiemaeutah,I will certainly pass on your grateful hug and thank
you to both of them. We are all so happy that your daughter is safe and at home
with her family.You are most welcome and thank you also for your
kind words.Best wishes and Happy Holidays!
I drive for Jordan and let me assure you we are very concerned about your
students/children. Everything possible gets done when there is report of a lost
student, drivers work with dispatch to do everything to find the child. It
becomes difficult to keep track of 30to45 children at one time and requires the
help of the school as well when students are put on the bus. We have limited
time to deliver students and at times be somewhere else. We carry Precious Cargo
and we are very aware of that, when was the last time you made a mistake or
overlooked something? I am a very proud 20 year veteran. I am glad she is safe.