Sunday, September 12, 2010

District officials work to prevent busing mix-ups

From today's Courier Times . . .

Last week, a 5-year-old kindergarten student from Oliver Heckman Elementary School got off at the wrong bus stop.

Though the situation ended safely and the child was reunited with his parents, according to his father, approximately 30 minutes elapsed during which he was left unattended on the streets of Langhorne before he was found by a bus driver and brought back to his home.

Tim Russell, an instrumental music teacher employed by the Neshaminy School District, said the situation involving his son was a result of "gross negligence" by the district.

"We feel very lucky that it turned out the way it did and we feel that Neshaminy should feel the same way," Russell said Friday.



KClarinet said...

Has anything been done to try to prevent this kind of thing from happening again?

William O'Connor said...

Actually something was done to help avoid this sort of thing from happening again. I've suggested to Dr. Muenker that he provide the info to the Courier Times so the public is made aware of what steps have been taken.