An incident occurred in Georgia involving a school bus driver who, to the dismay of parents and students, refused to drop off the children at their designated stop. The bus driver, who was a substitute, was caught on camera pulling away from the stop with some students still on board. When questioned by parents, she stated that she wanted to ensure that she was dropping the students off at the correct location.
This sudden change of plans resulted in a bus filled with terrified and screaming children, and a group of angry and irate parents chasing after the bus. The video footage of the incident shows the students trying to get off the bus, but the driver continued to drive away.
As the bus was stopped, the students eventually started to flee the bus by crawling through the windows and jumping off the emergency exit. In the chaos, one parent, who was trying to get on the bus, even went as far as slapping the bus driver.
Inside Edition spoke to one of the parents, Dana Toole, who was present during the incident. “That should have never happened,” she said. “Everything that went on the video that I saw that should have never happened.”
The bus driver has been suspended pending review. At the time of the incident, she stated that she wanted to make sure that she was dropping the students off at the correct stop, but said students did not have the proper documentation on their book bags to let them off.
This incident has raised several questions and concerns about school bus safety and protocol. Parents and guardians entrust school bus drivers with the responsibility of safely transporting their children to and from school, and it is imperative that they are held to the highest standards of professionalism and care. The school district has announced that they will be conducting a thorough review of the incident and taking appropriate actions to ensure the safety and well-being of the students.