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Gardner person

Gardner, IL

#1 Jan 17, 2013
why does this town keep this hush? this family, this 4 yr old child is very traumatized!!
just saying

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 17, 2013
Gardner person wrote:
why does this town keep this hush? this family, this 4 yr old child is very traumatized!!
I wonder if he is traumatized from getting rides on the 4 wheeler, in the dark, on the roads with no helmet on?You are right, this town is hush, hush about everything.
Gardner talk

Gardner, IL

#3 Jan 17, 2013
That has nothing to do with a 4 yr old child getting left on the bus? We need to prevent this from happening to another child. If you new this family you would know he doesn't ride with out a helmet on the road. You would also know that he loves riding his 4 wheeler with his parents and his brothers never alone.
Vicki

Gardner, IL

#4 Jan 17, 2013
Everyone disregard that childish comment. Would like to know the story? Is it on the news? How long was he left on the bus, is he alright? What's the town going to do to show the family and the community it wont happen again?
just saying

Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 18, 2013
Gardner talk wrote:
That has nothing to do with a 4 yr old child getting left on the bus? We need to prevent this from happening to another child. If you new this family you would know he doesn't ride with out a helmet on the road. You would also know that he loves riding his 4 wheeler with his parents and his brothers never alone.
Really?I sure someone showed me a video on their phone because I didn't believe them.I am just saying,why isn't someone calling the police and reporting this.Riding a 4 wheeler in the dark,on the road and with no helmet should also never happen a gain.

“The blessings of liberty”

Since: Oct 09

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#6 Jan 18, 2013
I'm cufused what does riding a 4 wheeler have to do with anything? And who is taking videos of it? Was a child left on a bus? Of so when? Where? How long? Details!!!

4 wheeler? Oyavoy.
Brett

Plainfield, IL

#7 Jan 18, 2013
just saying wrote:
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I wonder if he is traumatized from getting rides on the 4 wheeler, in the dark, on the roads with no helmet on?You are right, this town is hush, hush about everything.
I ride my 16 month old around on the 4 wheeler. He has warm cloths on and a hat and we don't keep him out long. I don't see anything wrong with what you posted. Accept it has nothing to do with a child being left on a bus for over an hour and half in the freezing cold. Dressed only for a bus ride to school. And you left the fact out that the school never even called to say he was absent.

“The blessings of liberty”

Since: Oct 09

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#8 Jan 18, 2013
Brett wrote:
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I ride my 16 month old around on the 4 wheeler. He has warm cloths on and a hat and we don't keep him out long. I don't see anything wrong with what you posted. Accept it has nothing to do with a child being left on a bus for over an hour and half in the freezing cold. Dressed only for a bus ride to school. And you left the fact out that the school never even called to say he was absent.
Wow, if it was over an hour and 1/2 as you say, someone should be fired.
Brett

Chicago, IL

#9 Jan 18, 2013
And this happened on Tuesday January 15th. His dad put him on the bus at 11:55 am and at 2:00 he was found at the bus barn by another driver who came in early. 4 years old. And only 4 kids on the bus. 3 got off. 25 degrees outside. The school never informed the parents that the child was not at school so nobody went looking for him. If you want to post on here and whine about 4 wheeler rides go right ahead but let's not leave the Fact and reason out that this conversation got started.
gardner friend

Gardner, IL

#10 Jan 18, 2013
I am a friend of this family . They love to ride 4 wheelers, my child has rode with them. They do not ride on the road. They ride across it and on the side but not on it. I also know the cops told them they could. Keep your scare tactic video, I will let the family know someone is supposibly taking random videos of their kids. You obviously are associated with the driver.
I apologize, people can be iggnorant. Back to the topic. What happen to this little boy was a horrible.mistake. The bus driver left him on the bus, parked at the bus barn alone for 2 hrs. The driver did not check the bus. Thank the lord it did not have a bad outcome. Cant help to think what if it was my child? Lets stop this from happening to anyone else. Prayers

“The blessings of liberty”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#11 Jan 18, 2013
If a bus driver can't keep track of 4 kids they need a new carreer. Also I'm pretty sure that they are required to check the bus after they drive their route. If this driver still has a job, it is an outrage.
long time

United States

#12 Jan 18, 2013
Happy Dad wrote:
If a bus driver can't keep track of 4 kids they need a new carreer. Also I'm pretty sure that they are required to check the bus after they drive their route. If this driver still has a job, it is an outrage.
Hold on now. Why would you want the driver fired? People make mistakes. This was an honest mistake and nobody was hurt.

Since: Jan 13

Muskego, WI

#14 Jan 18, 2013
There is no doubt the driver should be fired. If there were only 4 kids on the bus, it shouldn't be too hard to observe that only 3 got off the bus. What's the excuse the driver used as to why this happened? The entire situation could have & should have been prevented if the driver was competent for this job. Clearly that isn't the case.

“The blessings of liberty”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#15 Jan 18, 2013
Fire the driver. It could have been bad real bad.
Eric

United States

#16 Jan 18, 2013
just saying wrote:
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I wonder if he is traumatized from getting rides on the 4 wheeler, in the dark, on the roads with no helmet on?You are right, this town is hush, hush about everything.
So you are comparing riding on a 4 wheeler, with his parent, to the trauma of a 5 year old being left alone, with no adult, in the cold, not knowing what's happening or going to happen? Either you have no children or are a complete idiot. A bus driver has one job, the safety of his/her children. It starts from the pre-inspection of the bus before they leave their facility and ends when they bring the bus back and "should" check it out by doing a walk through. This bus driver failed that task with only 4 children to care for they forgot 1. Who cares about 4 wheeling, it has nothing to do with this subject.
PTSD

Joliet, IL

#17 Jan 18, 2013
There are several rules the Illinois Secretary of State says a bus driver MUST follow. One of them is as follows;

Illinois CDL Study Guide,

Section 4-B: School Bus Endorsement, Page 61

"After parking the bus for the day, the driver and/or monitor must walk through the bus to ensure that no child is left behind."

That is part of the job, PERIOD.
Brett

Chicago, IL

#18 Jan 18, 2013
There is an article on Morris Daily Heralds Facebook page on this. "Most" the facts are there. The driver did get terminated. But the school is saying they called the parents when they in fact, did not. I am on the list of 4 numbers to get called for him and nobody called any of us. Thanks for most of your understanding on this subject. We are not "out to get anyone". We just don't want this to happen again. A phone call when he didn't show up could have changed things. He's only 4. Nightmares are keeping him up yelling for his mommy that never came. I wouldn't wish this upon any child.
just saying

Chicago, IL

#19 Jan 18, 2013
I would say the topix here is children safety and prevent something bad from happening.I think we all can agree to this.Riding young children on a 4 wheeler,with no helmet,on a road were vehicle traffic is bad enough during the day.At night, it is irresponsible and the risk of car vs 4 wheeler is increased.I know the parents will read this or someone will tell them about this.I just trying to avoid something bad from happening.I know should of said something long ago, will this is my chance.
just saying

Chicago, IL

#20 Jan 18, 2013
An i don't know the bus driver.In fact, I don't know anyone that drives a bus. A policeman recommended video tape if possible, when you have an issue with something like this. I decided to do nothing, which makes me just as bad.I hope my comments prevents someone bad from happening.

“The blessings of liberty”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#21 Jan 18, 2013
just saying wrote:
An i don't know the bus driver.In fact, I don't know anyone that drives a bus. A policeman recommended video tape if possible, when you have an issue with something like this. I decided to do nothing, which makes me just as bad.I hope my comments prevents someone bad from happening.
I'm for one am not buying it. You're not concerned, you're a nosy busy body who has apparently been too worried about what others are doing. I still fail to see the connection between the two. Also a little note about the advice you received about video taping a person or person without their consent or knowledge. If it's in a public place it is completely legal however how you use the tape you have is where you will run into problems. For instance you stated in an earlier post that someone showed you a video of someone apparently riding a young child on a four wheeler in the dark on the road with no helmet. If this video was taken without their consent and without their knowledge though not exactly illegal, it still could leave the person in possession of the video open to law suit. If the person turned the video over directly to the police, the risk would be less, but still even then is a chance they could be sued. Also I would use a little caution before going around recording people. It wouldn't go well for you in a small community to get the reputation of a nosy busybody.

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