Girl, 5, left alone on school bus for nearly 6 hours

Sep 27, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

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Kelly Lucy said the bus company employee told her that Jackie was found by another driver boarding the bus to pick students up in the afternoon. She said Jackie was sleeping on the floor under her seat.

"She had her lunch in her bag, and I said,'Did you eat your lunch?' And she said,'No, I didn't eat my lunch because we're not allowed to eat on the bus,'" said Lucy.

Kristen Giran, a spokeswoman from the McKeesport School district, issued this statement:

"The Employee Handbook for PA Coach Lines reads 'Every driver is responsible for checking their bus after every school drop off for students and damage on the bus. Any driver who leaves a student on the bus will be immediately terminated.'

"Anything less than perfection in the transportation of our children is unacceptable. Exiting a bus without accounting for every child after every run is inexcusable. The district stands with the family as it demands immediate accountability for this negligence."

The school solicitor, Gary Matta, said that school district officials have requested the driver be suspended then, after a full investigation, if appropriate, fired. Matta said they have scheduled a meeting for Monday with officials at Pennsylvania Coach Lines.

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Gary Matta: If you were asked to sleep on a McKeesport school bus for 6 hours, would you do it? It's the right thing to do if you simply follow your Pennsylvania Coach Lines Book, and not be bought for influence or give favors for any reason.

Gary Matta would rather mention his peer pressure request than do the right thing. Another useless John J. Elash type of individual.

By the way, where's Elash on TV news to say, "Daniel Carr could lose his job if convicted" by the Federal illegal gambling indictments handed down to McKeesport councilman Dan Carr Viking owned restaurant?

Where's John J. Elash on TV news to say, "Gary Matta could be fired for not following the PA Coach Lines Manual by giving favors instead" as Kristen Giran, a spokeswoman from the McKeesport School district, issued this statement:

"The Employee Handbook for PA Coach Lines reads 'Every driver is responsible for checking their bus after every school drop off for students and damage on the bus. Any driver who leaves a student on the bus will be immediately terminated.'

Gary Matta, if your a solicitor but are another crooked McKeesport bought off influence guy like the mayor of McKeesport is: You should be terminated with the bus driver!

McKeesport is full if crooked politicians, police, council members and solicitors like the DUI John J. Elash that are childish in behavior on top of everything else. McKeesport personal ARE all the NEGATIVITY in McKeesport.

McKeesport is full of HUD, Section 8 and thousands of unsecured, abandoned buildings. It's a influence bought city.
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Kelly Lucy said the bus company employee told her that Jackie was found by another driver boarding the bus to pick students up in the afternoon. She said Jackie was sleeping on the floor under her seat.

McKeesport is full of crooked politicians, police, council members and solicitors like the DUI John J. Elash that are childish in behavior on top of everything else. McKeesport personal ARE all the NEGATIVITY in McKeesport.
May be the entire MASD territory should have a prison type fence around it? The good people will have to file appeals to be released from the compound.

I agree with you that negativity starts right on the door step of city hall and extends to the fifth floor. The solicitor with his monopoly on DUIs and the Viking councilman with his indictment on felony charges are the lightening rods for City NEGATIVITY.
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Are the school bus drivers permitted to have sex on the bus as long as other bus drivers serve as lookout?

No matter what happens in McGreaseport it's almost impossible not to make fun of the city and its public serpents based on some previous scandal.

Safe to say that any company associated with the city of McKeesport or he school district is corrupt.

Is that a fair statement Mr. Matta?
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typical white trash mom that is single that has one of those nails inbedded into her lower lip.
this kid is doomed already no father and a doper mom i think she was safer on the bus than being at home watching her mom do drugs
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The bus company is a joke!!!! But we keep paying them - I wonder who the owner of the bus company knows??? They under bid the agreement so much just to get the deal now they can't even check the bus before they leave for the morning. The runs are a mess - some stutdents are on the bus for an hour or more. The buses are dirty and it seems like most of the employees could care less.
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I want to give my opinion to Gary Matta face to face but he has purchased McKeesport city hall favors. I think because the school knew the little girl was absent and didn't call the mother they were doing a favor for the bus driver.

They probably were scared for themselves to protect themself from liability.

This is what the mother needs to do. Avoid the games of city hall, the corrupt police run school board in McKeesport to protect the driver. The fluff off lies from Gary Matta and any other relative to Matta by simply suing Gary Matta for not going by the book and using the firing policy in the PA Coachlines book in court as evidence.

Gary Matta wants to entertain request of McKeesport instead of go by the proper book rules. The girl followed rules she shouldn't have had to follow by not eating! Why can't the adults and solicitor like Gary Matta go by the rules? It's in McKeesport. The only place rules aren't followed until those in charge want to, very selectively.
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The bus company is a joke!!!! But we keep paying them - I wonder who the owner of the bus company knows??? They under bid the agreement so much just to get the deal now they can't even check the bus before they leave for the morning. The runs are a mess - some stutdents are on the bus for an hour or more. The buses are dirty and it seems like most of the employees could care less.
No friend because he had to underbid. He'd have a friend in McKeesport only if he way overbid to pass some of the contract money back under the table. It's the driver that needs to be dealt with, but the owner needs to reprimand the driver. If the driver made a honest mistake take them off busing children and give them a different job. It's not the worker always, but I wouldn't leave that driver in responsibility of kids on a bus is all. This way the driver loses one job, but gains another, if the driver made a sincerely honest mistake.
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The bus company is a joke!!!! But we keep paying them - I wonder who the owner of the bus company knows??? They under bid the agreement so much just to get the deal now they can't even check the bus before they leave for the morning. The runs are a mess - some stutdents are on the bus for an hour or more. The buses are dirty and it seems like most of the employees could care less.
The late Dr Risha locked in the bus company contract for multi years. Some one should into the expiration of the contract and get a new bus service .Pa Coach Lines are well know to leave smaller children on buses.
This should be public record and a RTK request will reveal the contract's expiration date. So easy a caveman can do it.
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No friend because he had to underbid. He'd have a friend in McKeesport only if he way overbid to pass some of the contract money back under the table. It's the driver that needs to be dealt with, but the owner needs to reprimand the driver. If the driver made a honest mistake take them off busing children and give them a different job. It's not the worker always, but I wouldn't leave that driver in responsibility of kids on a bus is all. This way the driver loses one job, but gains another, if the driver made a sincerely honest mistake.
A good starting point is to always follow the money. First check the Financial Campaign Reports of the City Mayor, Senator Brewster, Rep. Gergely, all council persons, and all school directors to determine if the bus company owner or any of his/her relatives contributed to these individuals or their party committees.

The non-MASD elected officials have considerable leverage over many of the MASD board members due to their MDC endorsements, employment, or former union affiliations.

One has to determine if this a case for "pay for play" contract or not? If the bus company owner did not contribute to any of these politicians, I would consider that a just and unbiased resolution of this matter will be forthcoming spear headed by Attorney Matta. We hope this is the case for the benefit of all involved.

The Financial Campaign Reports for Brewster and Cherepko look like a vendors' list and a City phone directory including the Porkster.
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Sure we all feel sorry for the little girl - but she was under a seat . What should we do - install heat seeking thermal imaging on every bus ?? As much as I dislike & dispute the politics of this Boro - how is it their fault ?? Bet the mommy is more concerned about 'lawsuit $dollars$' than the cute little girl's feelings over this . It's the liberal-socialist way - show me the money !!
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White Lightning wrote:
Sure we all feel sorry for the little girl - but she was under a seat . What should we do - install heat seeking thermal imaging on every bus ?? As much as I dislike & dispute the politics of this Boro - how is it their fault ?? Bet the mommy is more concerned about 'lawsuit $dollars$' than the cute little girl's feelings over this . It's the liberal-socialist way - show me the money !!
All school bus seats seats are easy to check under because of the design. All McKeesport officials do is look for the $ not needing to due anyone, just simply keep McKeesport a dump then ask for government free money.

If every business dealing with McKeesport goes under, no politician will have any government money.

Let her sue, action should be taken against the school district if they fail to act. Less money for the McKeesport and district that wants liberal socialist city officials. After all, McKeesport needs HUD and Section 8 to receive government money handouts. They brought those that live in such Burroughs, Townships and cities to sue by government free money handout criteria.

If you run the bus company White Lightning or are connected you'll be fine.
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Paul Shelly wears a black vest, he plays the part of Ed Norton at The McKeesport Little Theater. PS (Norton) walks up to the driver if the McKeesport bus and says, "Hey Ralph, did you leave anymore kids on the bus today?" The bus driver that left the small small child on the bus (Ralph Kramden) says, "Why I outta! To the moon Paul (aka Ed N.), To the moon!"

Paul Shelly aka Ed Norton adds to the fire by adding, "Hey the governments shutting down, ain't gonna drive no bus without transportation fees Ralph!"

Bus driver aka Ralph Kramden says to P.S., "Why I outta!"

It's McKeesport! They could make a boatload if a new play based on McKeesport councilman D. Carr and the Sinatra impersonator, that'd be top notch for displaying McKeesport talent.
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How about Cherepko act at The McKeesport Theater does The Alice In Wonderland Queen? Ray (Alice) Cherepko points to the McKeesport P.D. dressed up as Spades playing cards says, "Off with her head!" Ray M. Gets dragged out if the McKeesport city council meeting by Spades cards (McKeesport P.D.)

This is based on true council meetings in McKeesport, plays right out like a comedy or fantasy movie. Unless documented by news and newspapers, no one outside would ever believe it. All areas know McKeesport as a joke, so the fact that it plays out with strong characters that are at council meetings makes for quite a comedy all over!
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Ok Matta, what are you you g to do about yfe girl left alone all day on the school bus? Any apology to the mother yet Gary?
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Ok Matta, what are you you going to do about the little girl left all alone for a entire day on the school bus? Any apology to the mother yet Gary? Visit her house to say sorry? Give the small small child any toys to cheer her up? Anything?

Don't pull this we're investigating crap, start with sorry to the little girl and mother immediately. Send the man that runs the bus company over to apologize, he can bring some toys and say sorry, bet you have higher odds of saving a lawsuit that way and its simple. Don't kick news TV off the school bus property, its the JOB they have to do, the TV news channels 2, 4, 11 all have bosses. These aren't some punks out to make trouble.
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Ok Matta, what are you you g to do about yfe girl left alone all day on the school bus? Any apology to the mother yet Gary?
The mother will receive ten rolls of casino tokens to be used in any illegal gambling operation in McKeesport, compliments of Dodaro, Cambest, Matta & Associates.
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Ok Matta, what are you you going to do about the little girl left all alone for a entire day on the school bus? Any apology to the mother yet Gary? Visit her house to say sorry? Give the small small child any toys to cheer her up? Anything?
Don't pull this we're investigating crap, start with sorry to the little girl and mother immediately. Send the man that runs the bus company over to apologize, he can bring some toys and say sorry, bet you have higher odds of saving a lawsuit that way and its simple. Don't kick news TV off the school bus property, its the JOB they have to do, the TV news channels 2, 4, 11 all have bosses. These aren't some punks out to make trouble.
While youre at it give the mother of the child a few stamps of heroin..she's running low. It's a shame the mother has a drug problem and the news didnt pick it up. My sympathy to the child
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Don't pull this we're investigating crap, start with sorry to the little girl and mother immediately. Send the man that runs the bus company over to apologize, he can bring some toys and say sorry, bet you have higher odds of saving a lawsuit that way and its simple. Don't kick news TV off the school bus property, its the JOB they have to do, the TV news channels 2, 4, 11 all have bosses. These aren't some punks out to make trouble.
Wow! The MASD is bewildered without the political clout and connections and muscle that was buried with the late Dr. Risha.

There is a significant void in their spin management, support by a master of deceit elected official, and a 1935 type of control of the media like a certain central European super power exploited people control by single policitial party dynasty at the time.
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<quoted text> While youre at it give the mother of the child a few stamps of heroin..she's running low. It's a shame the mother has a drug problem and the news didnt pick it up. My sympathy to the child
The mother doesn't have any drug problem John Jason Elash. Your just a DUI McKeesport city solicitor. All you do is hang on the computer and responded within a second of the message online. Your pathetic John Jason Elash, nothing but a immature message man on Topix McKeesport, most you'll ever be John.
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Evidently you dont have access to criminal/civil court dockets. Do you know how to unseal court documents, where to look for unsealed court dockets?
Of course you dont.
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