Children Left on School Bus

Children Left on School Bus

There are 9 comments on the WSET story from Feb 9, 2009, titled Children Left on School Bus. In it, WSET reports that:

It's happened two times in two weeks. Halifax County bus drivers forgetting to check their buses, leaving pre-schoolers on board.

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Proud Parent

Palmyra, VA

#1 Feb 10, 2009
i think thats awful&careless me as a parent would have been devestated we dont no who hands our children are in when their not with you.but i bet if they go to school with a scratch we would have social services at our door.thank god nothing happened to those little kids.
Vason1

Washington, DC

#2 Feb 12, 2009
"this is a mess"
Are these drivers on crack or what?
Monk

Dillwyn, VA

#3 Feb 20, 2009
I don't think these drivers are on crack. I think they may have suffered a lapse in judgment by not checking their buses well enough. Sadly, it's these lapses that can cost a child their life.
In The Know

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Mar 1, 2009
Somebody's going to get sued over these two small children being neglected this way! Wouldn't want to be in their shoes! I pity bus drivers for the crap that they have to put up with every day. Lord knows that my own "little monsters" are bad enough in our mini van. But they know to behave on the bus.
Harold

Winnipeg, Canada

#5 May 2, 2009
If procedures are being followed this would not happen.

How frightening it must have been for the children and their parents, come on drivers!
Bandit

Henry, VA

#6 May 14, 2009
Proud Parent wrote:
i think thats awful&careless me as a parent would have been devestated we dont no who hands our children are in when their not with you.but i bet if they go to school with a scratch we would have social services at our door.thank god nothing happened to those little kids.
I think parents are shipping their kids off barely after they are pottie trained. This Head Start crap is a way for lazy parents to get rid of their kid all day. A kid should be raised by their parents until they are old enough to be in kindergarten. Some baby makers around here have kids for a free paycheck and pass them off to whoever will take them.
Glaxo

Winnipeg, Canada

#7 May 15, 2009
That becomes a very different topic. If that is true, do you believe the children are better off at a place where they aren't left with a box of sugar pops watching kiddie tv all morning or in an environment where there are books, music, games that encourage interaction etc. If you are thinking about the kids.........
Bandit wrote:
<quoted text>I think parents are shipping their kids off barely after they are pottie trained. This Head Start crap is a way for lazy parents to get rid of their kid all day. A kid should be raised by their parents until they are old enough to be in kindergarten. Some baby makers around here have kids for a free paycheck and pass them off to whoever will take them.
Bandit

San Antonio, TX

#8 May 15, 2009
Glaxo wrote:
That becomes a very different topic. If that is true, do you believe the children are better off at a place where they aren't left with a box of sugar pops watching kiddie tv all morning or in an environment where there are books, music, games that encourage interaction etc. If you are thinking about the kids.........
<quoted text>
What I'm thinking is after these young girls have one baby and make a living on welfare they should be spayed. These kids don't stand a chance..they should be adopted out to people want a child, not a paycheck.
Glaxo

Mountain View, CA

#9 May 15, 2009
Well one of the mothers was quoted as saying that she would not put her child back on the bus again. She would take the child herself. Doesn't sound like a bad parent particularly.

I would also like to know about an alleged shot fired at a school bus. Did this distract other drivers. Were there children on board and if so were the parents notified that the children were exposed to a potentially stressful situation.

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